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Major General Geoffrey D. Miller was the Commanding General for the Joint Task Force in Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) from November 4, 2002 to March 26, 2004. He was interviewed regarding his knowledge of detainee abuse at GTMO. He mentioned that his role at GTMO was to "fix" the detention and intelligence operations there because it was "broken." MG Miller recalled knowing of only a handful of incidents that were outside of the directives he set in place. In one incident, a female interrogator removed her shirt and rubbed against a detainee during an interrogation. In another incident a Military Police officer struck a detainee. MG Miller was also told of an incident where a senior interrogator duct taped a detainee, he was also aware of the use of short shackling, yelling, use of loud music, as well as inappropriate touching. The MG stated that if something was reported to him, he took appropriate action.

 
 
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Sworn statement of female Iraqi detainee whose siblings were also held at Adhamiya. States, "I have two sisters and five brothers. One brother died at [redacted]." Detainee was interrogated at Adhamiya palace for four or five days and "beaten and made to stand for the entire time." States that she was threatened with electrical wires, beaten, and blindfolded. Continues, "I saw the linguist who was with [redacted], he was shoving the bottle in five or six people. I saw them stick a bottle up several people's rectums. When we were transported from the palace to the police academy we were beaten so badly we bled, I had blood on me from other people bleeding. There were a lot of Americans present". States that at the Police Academy she was told her brother died.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from October 7-21, 2003 as a member of the Mobile Training Team. The team's mission was to provide interrogation training and provide advice and assistance. In his/her sworn statement, interviewee described responsibilities, states that did not witness abuse of detainees. However, did comment that CACI Interrogators were inexperienced and MPs did not appear to know their job.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Staff Sergeant thirty-seven questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Staff Sergeant stated no standards, only "experience" to conduct interrogation. Also, responded that new soldiers do not receive training. [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG October 1, 2003 and was responsible for escorting detainees from AG to the court house and other detention facilities in downtown AG. Interviewee recalled hearing about photos being taken of a detainee who had "shit all over himself." Also recalled ghost detainees, but did not know of dogs being used during interrogations and did not know of detainee abuse.

 
 
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Testimony of Lieutenant Colonel Dennis McGlone, Commander, 744th Military Police Battalion. Lt. Col. McGlone described how his unit arrived in Iraq and their mission. He stated "When prisoners were captured in the Baghdad vicinity, the units would bring them in and we would process them, and then we would transport them down to Bucca. We had maybe 250 prisoners at one time". He then stated "We covered the Geneva Conventions with the soldiers several times. Our philosophy was that every guard has the right to defend themselves, but they do not have the right to abuse a prisoner physically and verbally and that has been stressed numerous times...We are not in the interrogation business, the ISG dictates who does the interrogation and when. We have never discussed with ISG on sleep deprivation, meal removal, or no other disciplinary actions. ISG handled all aspects of detainee interrogation." He concluded with "There had been no rumor of detainee abuse, except the incident in Camp Bucca with the four (4) MPs that happened in May. There were notices passed down conduct would be upheld, standards would be check on". The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with Pat D'Amuro. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a commander of 2-3 FA. Document is barely legible. Discusses detention procedures and the detention facility at "the palace." States that detainees were generally only held there for up to 2 days. Talks about the death of a detainee and a resulting 15-6 investigation. Mentions that there was a dog at the detention facility, but that "everything's on the up and up and professional with those guys."

 
 
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Sworn Statement that discusses raid in Al-Winat village. States, "I took custody of the above named individuals," whose names are redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn Statement by an IP, who talks about investigations. States, "When I was a policeman, I did not arrest anyone.... I did not interrogate people and I did not interrogate people with the Americans."

 
 
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This statement by a Military Officer is a detailed report on several incidents of detainee abuse and misconduct by military personnel at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003 & 2004. There are allegations that are described as merely being herd of and some where the deponent states they witnessed an incident. The document is of a poor quality and difficult to read in its entirety.

 
 
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Sworn statement, possibly by a medical officer, that discusses medical screening of detainees. Contents are heavily redacted.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Lieutenant Colonel thirty questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Liuetenant Colonel explained that there was "Only 1 shooting. Some [detainees] obtained with bruises but never got answers." [Contents redacted].

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Blank questionnaire accompanied by handwritten page where it states "No Law of War TNG."

 
 
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Blank page of sworn statement taken at Camp Victory, Iraq.

 
 
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Sworn statement discussing detention procedures and interrogations. States, "The [redacted] was fairly aggressive in their interrogations, but I don't believe they did anything abusive." Mentions the presence of a dog at the facility.

 
 
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Interview of detainee at Guantanamo. The detainee stated he was "fine" when asked about his health, but appeared to be physically tired and complained of being mentally exhausted. The interviewer offered the detainee fresh fruit and water and then explained that the detainee (who was currently in isolation) could be removed from isolation if he began to cooperate and be truthful on all pertinent issues. The detainee then stated he was sure he was going "to die in his isolation cell” and if he dies then the interviewing agent would lose his case. Then the detainee reversed himself by stating, if he died in isolation, under these conditions, he would be a "martyr". There was a then a discussion on God and how God gave man free will to make decisions. The interview concluded with the interviewer again offering fresh fruit and water to the detainee as well as looking in to his isolation and health concerns.

 
 
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Interviewee was the Platoon Sergeant for the 4th Platoon of the 372nd Military Police Company, he/she arrived on October 1, 2003. Recalled hearing about a soldier take a female detainee into the wood shack, but did not recall the specifics of the incident. Did not recall seeing abuse, humiliation or use of dogs. Did attest to sandbagging detainees.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The officer states that the guards receive no training. Procedures for questioning detainees no well taught.

 
 
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Transcript of interview with FBI Special Agent who previously worked as a Case Agent tasked to participate in detainee interviews at Guantanamo Bay. The Agent purportedly never participated in any aggressive treatment, interrogations or interview techniques employed on detainees inconsistent with FBI or Department of Justice policy/guidelines. The transcript notes that the Agent did walk into an observation room at Camp Delta and, "noticed a detainee rubbing his leg due to possibly being placed in a stress position." The detainee was shackled in order to stand in a "baseball catcher" position. It also notes that a detainee #63 was interrogated with "special interrogative techniques" and had been admitted to the base hospital for hypothermia.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn Statement of Corporal - Guard at the 2-3 FA Detainee Facility Dec. 2003 - Jan. 2004. Questions and Answers regarding the locations of interrogations and interrogation practices.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Staff Sergeant fifty questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Staff Sergeant stated there were no written procedures in place for when a detainee died in US custody. [Handwriting illegible].

 
 
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Testimony of Sergeant Michael Smith, Army Dog Handler. In discussing how the dog(s) under his control are used. SGT Smith said "Dogs are used at the last level, before deadly force, to prevent escape. I've never had to use my dog in my uses of force. It's not by influence from me; the prisoner antagonizes it. The dog reacts to the prisoners, because, whether you believe me or not, the dog mostly does that on his own, because they are fearful of a trained working dog, and they become animated. They don't like us to use dogs for crowd control, unless the commander responsible permits it, because dogs can incite riots. They are trained in controlled aggression. They're trained to attack on command, or by any sudden or aggressive movements that a person might make toward our dog, or us or any other person. As far as EPW training, I did not receive any. If a prisoner were escaping, I would release my dog on that person, if he didn't stop, after I commanded him to stop 3 times. Other than that, I would not release my dog, unless there was immediate danger to my life or another soldier's life” but added “My dog has not bitten anyone, since I've been here”. As he was departing SSG Smith said that he had his dog bark at the detainees, at the request of the interrogators, and that this was producing "good results". SSG Smith was then dismissed.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-seven questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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This statement by a Sergeant simply states "On June 24, 2004, I identified Capt. [redacted] from a photo-spread provided to me as being the unknown Captain described in my January 20, 2004 statement to CID Agent [redacted]. This is the Captain that I witnessed beating a prisoner inside the Hard Site (Abu Ghraib Prison) in late November 2003. I have nothing further to add to this statement."

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000905.

 
 
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This transcript is a continuation of a previously initiated interview with an Army Sergeant on the processing and handling of detainees. The Sgt describes his duties and the process of taking in detainees and how they were/are categorized. The Sgt described his experience at Abu Ghraib and specifically the shooting incident and subsequent riot. This may be part of the Taguba Report, but it is not clear from the transcript.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel [Redacted], regarding his work experience with the Hostage Rescue Team, concerns about the Department of Defense's interrogation techniques, and the discrepancy between his answers to a questionnaire on the subject of detainee mistreatment and his real experience.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Bruce Swartz, regarding the provision of numerous documents that he has found for the Office of the Inspector General, including newspaper articles, Israeli Supreme Court opinions, and a list of questions on the topic of interrogation practices.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-seven questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The soldier wrote that the guard force did not receive any training to prepare them for their duties. The soldier also stated that detainees were held too long.

 
 
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Sworn statement. Interviewee arrived to AG on October 15, 2003 for the purpose of conducting interrogation operations. The interviewee recalled requesting and receiving approval for the use of dogs for an interrogation, stated that the dogs were five feet away from the detainee and that the dogs did not harm anyone.

 
 
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The document is an almost entirely redacted account of an FBI interview. The document also includes information on the fate of Sabah al-Khayt.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Questionnaire entitled "Point of Capture- CDR 1SG/PL/PS" (in this questionnaire "CDR" is circled). The questionnaire asks the Captain [name redacted] a total of 41 questions regarding training and his/her execution of that training. Questionnaire primarily focuses on detainee treatment. [Handwritten responses are illegible].

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The Major states there are not enough MPs to do detainee operations at collection points.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a senior interrogator located at Radwaniya Palace Complex (RPC) from May to September 2003. Discusses interrogation procedures at a Temporary Holding Facility, and states, "Once detainees arrive, they are searched, screened for interrogation purposes, medically screened, and photographed as per the THF SOP." States, "If the detainee claims to be innocent, but the intelligence packet states otherwise...I will explain that they are facing time in Abu Ghraib.... During interrogations I will invade a detainee's personal space, get face to face with him, and start yelling if need be." States, "I personally think that stress positions border on torture." Interrogator states that he taught Approach techniques and Law of War classes at Fort Huachuca and that he made it clear that torture was illegal and unreliable; the course "did not teach sleep deprivation as an approach technique and never had." "When I arrived here in APR 04 and saw that [redacted] had authorized sleep management, I could not believe it. I believe sleep management to be nothing more than sleep deprivation clothed under a new name." Mentions two detainees who "had been beaten and were bound with wire" before being brought to RPC.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-seven questions, given to a Sergeant First Class regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a Staff Sergeant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The Staff Sergeant stated he/she did not receive training on processing detainees, also responded that the guard forces did not receive training.

 
 
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The detainee being interviewed states that that detainee in Cell #39 on his Block is the leader of the Arab detainees and he is organizing them to resist efforts to be interrogated. He states that this detainee in Cell #39 speaks English and "He uses this ability to cause trouble in the block." And he "intentionally misinterprets statements made by the soldiers in a way that makes the soldiers appear cruel. He also misinterprets statements made by the detainees so that the soldiers do not get the real story." This detainee also states that the Detainee in Cell #39 tells other detainees to "look sick" when the media come to the facility.

 
 
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Interview intended to "clarify possibly conflicting statements concerning detainees being stripped naked and held in cells in the 1A area." Stated that stripping detainees "might have been an interrogation tactic that could have been attempted, but would have required advance approval." Also stated that he/she heard rumors of detainees being given and wearing women's pink underwear.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This detainee Screening Report is a standard form letter for processing detainees taken in to custody. The detainee associated with this Screening Report is redacted, but the report details a female detainee and briefly lists questions asked of the detainee and her responses. Word "Release" is written on top of first page.

 
 
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Interviewee was an Assistant Interrogation Analyst with the 302nd Military Intelligence Brigade. Recalled one occasion in which a MP pushed a hooded-"untruthful" against a railing, causing the detainee to bleed. "I saw a naked detainee who was thrown in the black room (the Hole)," and was told the MP policy when putting a detainee in the hole was to throw them into the hole naked. "One stress position I witnessed only once was when we had a detainee handcuffed to the floor but we only did it for a short period." Recalled a time where MPs made a detainee do PTs. Recalled another instance where MPs went into a cell with weapons, reported the incident, but did not what happened to the MPs. Mentioned not knowing a person by the name of DJ.

 
 
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This documents the interview of Detainee 269 at GTMO on 7/18/02. It states that Detainee 269 was interviewed in Arabic at Camp Delta and is mostly redacted.

 
 
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A Marine provided a statement in which he/she mentions an incident, but no further description is provided. The official explained that he/she was not aware of any detainee abuse/"hazing." [The official provided an Article 31 waiver of rights].

 
 
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Testimony of Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Montera Commander, 310th Military Police Battalion. Lt. Col. was to establish the facility [Abu Ghraib], train Iraqis to become Corrections Officers, and ultimately turn it over to them. As for his mission he stated: "The Commander is ultimately in charge. I'm responsible, and I'm in charge. We have only the rules, regarding interrogation rules of engagement in our SOP". Lt. Col. Montera stated he was not aware of any problems while carrying out his duties and that he observed proper rules of engagement and respect for the Geneva Conventions as it pertained to the handling of prisoners. The interview then concluded.

 
 
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Interview of detainee at Guantanamo. Detainee was shown a photo book wherein he identified Usama bin Laden, but says he never met him. Then he claimed that on a previous occasion two femal interviewers hooded him and had him beaten under questioning.

 
 
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Statement of Commander of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 10 Special Forces Group, attached to Memo for Record dated August 7, 2004. Mentions allegations of abuse, and states, "I am not familiar with the individuals making these allegations.... I was not present during their interrogations." Also discusses a temporary detention facility; Commander describes it as "adequate ... for the purposes of temporary detention," but notes, "Short-term detention to me is anywhere from 0 to 72 hours. If anyone was there for more than 5 to 7 days, I would think it was excessive." Also mentions a detention facility in Samarra that "normally held three or four detainees." Says that he was accountable to both CJTF-7 and CJSOTF-AP Policies for the decision to keep a detainee longer than 72.

 
 
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General Kern testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the detainee abuse that occurred at Abu Ghraib prison. Gen. Kern stated "We set our course to find truth, not to “whitewash” or to convict those who are not incriminated". And "we violated regulations by allowing "ghost detainees" in detention facilities". He continued with "We found that abuses, on the part of military intelligence and military police personnel, clearly occurred at the prison at Abu Ghraib". He concluded by saying that it was a breakdown in leadership that led to the abuses.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The soldier states that he did receive "little DO [Detainee Operations] training in Unit weapons. Conducted Battle drill.

 
 
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FBI Summary Notes indicate that the detainees are upset with the way they are treated by the guards. They are upset because they are being held as prisoners without being charged with a crime and that they should be charged or released; The guards are treating the detainees like animals; and some guards are a little rough. The detainee states there is a hunger strike in place and talk amongst the detainees that an unknown number of detainees are going to commit suicide for the purpose of protesting the treatment at Camp Delta and to protest keeping innocent men at Camp Delta. The interview ends with the detainee stating he has "respect" for the FBI interviewers.

 
 
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This detainee Screening Report is a standard form letter for processing detainees taken in to custody. The detainee associated with this Screening Report is redacted, but his alias is "Al Dour"; Capture tag number 065-016; and his date of birth is August 18, 1978. His Assessment Data shows he was wounded on his arms and head during arrest; his cooperation was "high".

 
 
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This Army Questionnaire is part of a larger sensing operation to understand the training and preparation of soldiers in the field in dealing with detainees.

 
 
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Sworn statement discussing detainee operations and detention-related paperwork. Mentions the death of a detainee "after he left BSA".

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The soldier believes that denying medical attention and threatening to transfer to a foreign country is considered abuse. States that never discussed procedures to report suspected detainee abuse.

 
 
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A Marine provided a statement in which he/she described various incidents of abuse that he/she either witnessed or heard about while stationed at an unknown detention facility. In the first incident, occurring on or about July 3, 2004, the official observed a Marine guard instruct a detainee to stick their nose in the sand and leave them. The official then witnessed two marines make a detainee do squats and push-ups while the Marine stood over the detainee in order to force him to continue. One of the Marine guards then took a detainee to a location outside and kicked sand in the detainee's head four times, at that point, the official yelled out to the Marine and told him to stop. On the same day, the official overheard a Marine discuss how a Marine had ordered a detainee, #505, to place sand in his mouth and in his jumper. In the second incident, occurring on or about June 27, 2004, a detainee was ordered to do push-ups, bends and squats, move rocks from one location to another and hold a cinder block in the air while running around the grounds. The detainee was found with a nail in his cell and the physical training was his punishment. On the same day, detainee #490 complained of pain. He complained that the Marine guards made him do alot of push-ups. Finally, on or about June 20, 2004, the official observed a guard order a detainee to do push-ups behind a tall dirt pile, but the official was unsure of how many the detainee was ordered to do. [Official provided an Article 31 waiver of rights].

 
 
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Testimony of Major William D. Proietto, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 800th Military Police Brigade. Major Proietto stated that he handled general legal matters involving various soldier misconduct. However, he stated "I couldn't tell you if the misconduct of the 800th MP Brigade is high or low because this is my first experience in a situation like this. The 800th has it share of problems like any other unit, but in general I don't have a bad opinion about it. I had my issues with individual soldiers on a personality level, but you learn to get over it". Although Major Proietto did not handle detainee issues he stated "Compliance with the Geneva Convention was our main mission, so that would be something we would strive to comply with...I heard that they would punish detainees by taking cigarettes away, and a confinement system. They would use a conex with chain links over the front to put suspected Al-Quida and troublemakers in. I believe the Ml was in charge of it. I don't know what was done as far as hot days". The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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This statement of a CACI civilian contractor hired as a Screener was assigned to Abu Ghraib prison in min-November 2003. He remained there for two (2) months. He states he was not properly trained in the Interrogation Rules of Engagement (IROE) or any other detainee processing type training. He describes uncoordinated processing procedures born mainly out of lack of training and leadership, but states “I never saw or was aware of any photos or videos with detainees. I never heard of MI (Military Intelligence) tell MPs (Military Police) to "soften up”, or give the “the treatment” to detainees.” In reference to ghost detainees he stated “I knew of one who existed. But the word “Ghost Detainee” didn't really exist. We had intelligence reports from one particular detainee and the report showed we dui not have him at our facility, but he was there.” (This document is the same as ACLU-RDI 700)

 
 
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Testimony of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edward J. Rivas, 205th Military Intelligence Brigade assigned to the Iraqi Military Intelligence Requirement project (IMIR). CW2 Rivas stated that "I'm aware of the Geneva Convention, and I've received training on it". He added, "I have not seen any prisoners being abused. I've seen some potential incidences, especially with transporting units, but I've talked to them about it. When people are taking somebody [who is] cuffed, they can only move so quickly. So, you remind people, 'Hey, if that guy falls, and breaks a hip, it's on you.' We're also charged with their care". When describing the handling of detainees CW2 Rivas said "My guys have had exposure to detainees. As the host collectors, and because they have introductory training in Geneva Hague Convention, the Law of Warfare, and the treatment of prisoners we have to ensure nothing funny is happening in the booth. When OGAs come in, they follow our rules, or they don't play. It's all in working with people.” “I had no supervisory role over the interrogators, but I'm in the neighborhood. I'm in the area". CW2 Rivas then said, "In my understanding, "softening up" is done to a detainee prior to being interrogated, so that when he is interrogated, he'll be more likely to cooperate. From the photos I saw, what they were doing was no way near a technique that would have ever been proposed". The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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This incident report, written in both English and Arabic, details the death of Iraqi detainee Manadel Al-Jamadi on November 4, 2003 after being interrogated at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. This report is contained within the full-length CID report linked to this document, and is an exact copy of a separate CIA copy of an Incident Report also linked to this document.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from the end of July 2003 to December 21, 2003 as an interrogator with the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion. Interviewee was aware of detainees wearing women's underwear, and learned of an incident where a soldier made a detainee walk around the facility naked. Also, interviewee attested to being brought naked detainees to interrogate, but stated that it was never at his/her request. Interviewee recalled an incident where he/she was supposed to sit in on an interrogation with an OGA, but was not allowed access, a sheet also prohibited his/her view into the interrogation booth. Interviewee recalled hearing loud sounds, one sound sounded like "something had hit the table." Interviewee also recalled that the OGA officer had his sidearm on him, which against the rules of the facility. Interviewee recalled using an approved-adjusted sleep schedule on a detainee. Interviewee also recalled an incident where one of their detainee's beds was mangled by a dog. The interviewee inspected the detainee's bed and saw that their bed had been "ripped apart." The detainee also recalled an incident that took place after a shooting at the facility, interviewee recalled seeing Iraqi Police detainees in the breezeway outside of 1A, where approximately 40 of them had been stripped searched. Interviewee also identified one of their detainees in a photograph, which depicts the detainee bound and on his knees with an unmuzzled guard dog held in front of him.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG in early October 2003 as a CACI Interrogator. Recalled the use of sleep management/deprivation. Recalled an occasion where a dog was present during an interrogation, but stated it was not planned.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-one questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-seven questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The officer expressed his/her displeasure with the living conditions, stated the conditions "sucked ass."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This detainee Screening Report is a standard form letter for processing detainees taken in to custody. The detainee associated with this Screening Report is redacted.

 
 
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Sworn statement of an Army Specialist intelligence analyst assigned to Abu Ghraib prison as a member of the Tiger Team of Interrogators. He stated that he did not conduct interviews initially and was very aware of the Rules of Engagement concerning detainee interrogations. Interviewee stated he overheard rumors that "there were videos about detainees having sex" and commented on MPs "doing their thing" Rumors included, detainees having sex, and videos of detainees were being made.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID, also, an Arabic linguist was present to translate. The detainee advised that he had nothing to say. He stated that a brother was killed while in isolation, that the Koran was humiliated and stated that the military put up posters all over the camp(s) to trick the detainees.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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The interview of an official regarding injuries a civilian detainee sustained. The official responded to approximately six questions regarding the source of the detainee's injuries. The official stated that sometime in November 2003 the detainee was questioned by a Captain with Alpha Company, 588th Engineer Battalion, the detainee was then taken on a mission with a Captain Hall to help identify targets. When the detainee returned from the mission he had a cut above his left eye, which was not present when he left for the mission.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-three questions, given to a Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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This Sergeant First Class was an interrogator at Abu Ghraib prison from July 2003 until October 2003. The SFC stated "I did not witness or hear about any of the following Physical abuse of detainees, unauthorized picture taken of detainees or the unauthorized use of guard dogs. I was kicked out of Abu Ghraib on 25 Oct 2003. I was given 48 hours to leave Abu Ghraib by COL PAPPAS, [who] strongly disliked me because I stood up for my soldiers and raised concerns when I felt they were getting mistreated (getting told to conduct short notice, middle of the night interrogations when it was not in the interrogation plan)."

 
 
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Documents detainee interview at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

 
 
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In response to questions asked, First Lieutenant described training as "one or 2 days running Kosovo scenarios." When asked if he/she "can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse," he/she answered that there is no Inspector General available and "not readily accessible."

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the First Lieutenant a number of questions regarding detainee operations, soldier morale and soldier training, among others. First Lieutenant responded that he/she was not aware of detainee abuse. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Officer states that had no expertise in detainee operations. "Need DO [Detainee Operations training] at all schools ? Need more tactical HUMINT [Human Intelligence] teams."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The Captain had been in his job for only 8 months, in Iraq for 5 months. Received extensive training on the established Rules of Engagement. Soldiers were told not to touch the detainees except to escort them as a measure of preventing abuse. Not aware of any abuse within his unit.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with FBI's representative to CENTCOM (Army's Central Command). It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he saw some classified documents which detailed coercive measures military interrogators were allowed to take (such as stress positions and ambient air temperature adjustment), but did not personally observe any advice.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Lieutenant Colonel twenty-six questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Lieutenant Colonel responded that he/she was aware of incident of abuse, however the response is [redacted]. Incident was caused by poorly trained soldier who did not understand the Rules of Engagement. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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Telephonic interview of former Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) interrogator. The interrogator was assigned to GTMO for two months, February and March of 2003 and stated that during that time she did not witness any incidents she believed were inconsistent with FBI or DOJ guidelines. She did, however, witness two separate incidents where the treatment of detainees was "questionable." In both incidents, the detainees were chained hand and foot in the fetal position and laying on the floor of the interview rooms. The rooms lacked furnishings and the rooms did not have food and/or water, also, the temperature of the room was either "extremely" hot or cold; on one occasion, loud rap music played in the interrogation room. The interrogator believed the detainees were kept in these conditions/positions for 18-24 hours and longer, at times the detainees urinated and/or defecated on themselves.

 
 
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Testimony of Lieutenant Colonel Gary Maddocks, Executive Officer, 800th Military Police Brigade, which guarded Abu Ghraib prison. LTC Maddocks gave specific and detailed accounts of his experiences at Abu Ghraib that includes the chain of command, his impressions of other officers and detainee treatment and abuse. He testified that he knew of detainees being mistreated that included, being stripped naked, exposed to the cold but stated "I had very little knowledge as the Brigade XO on cases of detainee abuses, maltreatment, U.S. Army officer misconducts, U.S. Army enlisted misconducts of that nature. It was mostly dealt directly with the Commanding General, General Karpinski".

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from May 2003 to November 2003 as a Platoon Leader, responsible for daytime guard operations. Interviewee stated, "I observed MI use some stress positions to include detainees holding their arms out for extended periods, keeping them in the sun or having them kneel on the ground."

 
 
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This document is the CIA's copy of a sworn statement detailing the interrogation of General Abed Mowhoush who was held at the Al-Qaim detention facility in Iraq. This statement is included in CID Report 0027-03-CID679-64999 released by the DOD. This version contains different redactions than the DOD version. According to the text, this statement is one of many from this particular interviewee and is allegedly "different" from previous statements. When the interviewee is asked why this is so, the interviewee responded, "I do not what information to be added to or made to be worse than stated. It has been my experience that words can be twisted and the true meaning lost."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-three questions, given to a Captain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Testimony of Sergeant First Class Keith A. Comer, 372nd Military Police Company. SFC Comer described that he came in to his position as the Company's 1st Sargent because the previous 1st Sargent has been suspended from his duties pending the outcome of the investigation into allegations of prisoner abuse at Baghdad Correctional Facility. The SFC then described morale and training the soldiers assigned to Abu Ghraib receive in the wake of the prisoner abuse allegations. He then said "I understand that there was a CD Rom dropped off at CID, with photographs on it, and that's how this whole thing started. Apparently, the individuals who are under investigation for this matter decided to pass CD's around...I have some knowledge of what's on the pictures, because I saw them, during the first investigation, there's no doubt in my mind that those people would be relieved and facing charges, just like they are now". He then added "The Geneva Hague Convention is part of your yearly mandatory training. You have to have 100% signed in. I don't know why it's not posted at the facility". The panel finished with their questions and gave the SFC a list of items to be addressed in a written statement attached to the transcript of the proceeding.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the official forty two questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Major described an incident in which a detainee was shot and killed behind the wire by a Guard. The Major responded that soldiers lacked training and that it was poor judgment to put weapons inside the wire. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the official a series of questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. When asked to describe training and preparation prior to deployment, official responded, "None-no fit testing...supplies difficult to acquire... ." Official also described the conditions of the facility, official stated that collection points/internment facilities had, "rats," "garbage," that they were "[d]rinking H20 next to sewage drain-feces around site." When asked about evaluating detainees' medical conditions, interviewee responded "Not showing up from other facilities records. No record of [illegible] or guidance on what to give... ." There have been "[d]elays b/c of security for convoy" in getting medical treatment to detainees. Also, responded that "procedures for repatriation of sick and wounded detainees" is "slow." The medical staff was "too small." In offering personal observations of detainee treatment, officer stated, "Non-lethal GSW- inside wire- riots [redacted]... Used at too close a range-significant wounds." [Handwriting illegible] [content redacted].

 
 
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This questionnaire is part of a larger Army questionnaire designed to uncover evidence of detainee abuse and mistreatment. All Soldiers interviewed and sensed were given surveys to assess factors associated with combat stress. The inspection took place over a 4 day period, 5-8 April 2004. The soldiers interviewed either led or participated in detainee interrogations. This report was conducted in accordance with the Secretary of the Army's directive to uncover the extent of detainee abuse and mistreatment while in U.S. custody.

 
 
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Testimony of First Lieutenant Elvis Mabry, Aide de Camp to Brigadier General Karpinski, 800th Military Police Brigade. As it pertains to responsibility for the running of Abu Ghraib, 1st Lt. Mabry stated “It is my understanding that when the Military Intelligence took over the facility [Abu Ghraib] the 800th MP Brigade was removed from oversight. There was nothing out of the ordinary when I visited Abu Ghraib. There were minor uniform discrepancies, but nothing major”. As Aid-de-Camp to Gen. Karpinski, 1st Lt. Mabry stated “We would always walk through the [prison] compounds. [General] Karpinski would ask the compound staff about population, how much space, how much food, and general detainee health and welfare issues. She would ask about the command climate and if there was a problem what she could do to resolve it. When the general was informed of detainee deaths and abuses around the compounds she was upset. She would inquire to what exactly happened. She would then inquire about the status of the detainees and soldiers that were involved in the various incidents”. The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel [Redacted], regarding his work experience, the FBI's intelligence gathering capacity and criminal option viability, and his participation in the review of Office of Legal Counsel memos on issues raised by the FBI.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the official a series of questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. [Handwriting illegible] [content redacted].

 
 
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This detainee Screening Report is a standard form letter for processing detainees taken in to custody. The detainee associated with this Screening Report is redacted. Report details a male detainee, a Republican Guard in Tharthar. Classed as member of the Fedayeen.

 
 
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Statement of Sergeant First Class who served as an interrogator. Describes interrogations, and states that only specific interrogators conduct interrogations. Continues, "Our command has authorization to detain people longer than 72 hours.... If I wanted to keep someone for longer than 72 hours, I had to request it from [redacted]." States that he yells at detainees during interrogation but does not abuse them. Mentions an incident during which he "did transport two or three detainees in the trunks of two different vehicles," but states that this "was a one-time deal."

 
 
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Statement of Corporal - Guard at the 2-3 FA Detainee Facility Dec. 2003 - Jan. 2004. Questions and Answers regarding the locations of interrogations and interrogation practices. Same set of questions as in ACLU-RDI 2588. In response to a question asking about a specific group of detainees, respondent states, "I remember two families because I put them all on the bus when it got called." Asked if there was "a time when any of these individuals appeared to have been physically injured," respondent stated, "Not that I can remember."

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee describes various detainee abuses and interrogation practices in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 
 
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Sworn statement of an Iraqi Civilian concerning an Iraqi woman and her two (2) brothers who are involved in anti-coalition activities. The statement claims that the woman is the "mastermind" of the terrorist cell and her two brothers are aligned with the Fedayeen producing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The statement is heavily redacted.

 
 
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This is a sworn statement by a civilian contract translator from the Titan Corp. who arrived to Abu Ghraib prison around October 11 or 12, 2003 until January 19, 2004 as an Arabic Linguist. He recalled being “informed of do's and don’ts in handling detainees - specifically to translate exactly what was said, no physical or verbal abuse or humiliation, to sit between the detainee and interrogator. I was instructed to report immediately if I saw or became aware of any abuse or humiliation of detainees.” The translator then stated “I never saw any physical abuse, shoving, hitting or pushing of detainees. I did not observe any humiliation such as being stripped and walked around naked or having to wear women's underwear.” Then the translator spoke about a specific Iraqi General at the site. The translator stated “the General was always kept in the hard site or in his cell. I never saw any abuse of him.”

 
 
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Sworn statement regarding detainee abuse. The interviewee identified an individual in a photo stating he always carried a K-bar knife and stated that "the death of the detainee was from integration from MI. She told me it was listed as a heart attack but she knew th[at it] was something else." The statement also says that MPs had to give detainees women's underwear.

 
 
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Testimony of Captain James G. Jones, Commander, 229th Military Police Company. Captain Jones described his background and how his unit was assigned to Iraq. He then offered the following: "I let everyone know that, although we were there to provide security, everyone needed to show restraint, when interacting with the prisoners. I instructed my leaders to ensure that all soldiers understood the big picture including the Geneva Convention and humane treatment of the detainees”. “We received a tasking from the Battalion, to provide personnel for external security for the two compounds at Camp Ganci. We were tasked with providing personnel to operate external security, the Internal Reaction Force (IRF), and prisoner escorts for all of these compounds”. “I am aware of three incidents of detainee abuse inside of the entire complex. My company was not involved in any of the abuse. They did witness some of it though. One of these was inside Ganci, one was in the hard site, and the third one was in a common area”. “My soldier did report the incident in the common area in August." He then added "The prisoners' living conditions are abysmal. I don't know how they're not rioting every day. There was a major riot, toward the end of November. I point to that, specifically, in how the Battalion's soldiers showed great restraint, in trying to resolve a situation with less-than-lethal force." The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire including a series of questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Sworn statement. Contents entirely redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-seven questions, given to a Specialist regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The Specialist wrote that Seals were permitted to come in anytime and take detainees. Described an incident where a detainee reported that at the time of capture he was held outside and at random times the guards would come out pour cold water on him and beat him.

 
 
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Contract interrogator from CACI assigned to Abu Ghraib from November 23, 2003 to the end of January 2004. The Interrogator stated "I never personally used or saw dogs being used in interrogations. My impression was that the dogs were used as an initial scare tactic to set the stage for select interrogations. Sleep management and deprivation were also used when authorized. It was generally implemented by keeping lights on in the detainee's cell for 20 of the 24 hours and varying the detainee's feeding schedule to throw, off the detainee's biorhythm.” He recalled his team leader, a doctor, coming to him and saying if "they" went any harder on the detainee he may have a stroke. The interviewee's roommate recounted a story to him one night, he told the interviewee he got hold of a detainee-general's son, dirtied the son's clothes and face to make it appear he had been roughed up and placed the son in the corner of the interrogation booth and brought the general in to see him. The general broke down and became cooperative upon seeing his son in that condition.

 
 
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Testimony of Master Sargent Andrew J. Lombardo, Operations Sergeant Major, 310th Military Police Battalion.MSG Lombardo described his understanding of the rights of detainees in custody the following way “Detainees have certain rights that you have to abide by. They're entitled to mail, to contact with the outside, to read a copy of the Geneva Convention in their own language, to recreation, and to food and lodging. Our MPs need to know the provisions of the Geneva Convention”. He then stated “I do not know of any cases of prisoner abuse. I am aware of a soldier displaying a Star of David to a detainee, an allegation of that”. And continued with “That's all I can recall, I've seen pictures in the newspapers, regarding the Bucca incident, but I've never read them. I'm vaguely familiar with the Abu Ghraib riot. I am aware of the shooting. I received an email, regarding a revised uniform policy, when in close proximity to detainees. We did inquire as to when the drafts would be finalized, but I haven't received a response”. He then went over his understanding of interrogation procedures and the Rules of Engagement for prisoners. The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn statement by an intelligence analyst responsible for pre-briefing and post-briefing interrogators about detainees. Talks about interrogation procedures. Mentions that "a detainee came to us, who is now at Abu Ghraib. When he came he was catatonic... It came out that he was tortured.... Based on his physical appearance, there was no other explanation." Emphasizes that a number of allegations of abuse were based entirely on hearsay, and states, "I have nothing to substantiate, one way or another, abusive behavior in detention facilities." States that detainees captured or held by "Spanish, Kurds, Italians, and Special Forces, came in a bit more bruised than others." Regarding off-the-books facilities: "[Redacted] is definitely running an interrogation facility somewhere. I have no idea where it is located. They can't be reached by SIPR, NIPR or DNVT.... This is why we weren't getting the reports, because they don't write IRs, PIRs or SIRs. They write INSUMs, intelligence summaries, off their interrogations, then the guy is telling me they're holding them for two weeks, 72 hours, they're definitely being held somewhere. [Redacted] told me they were holding them for two weeks."

 
 
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Summarized witness statement of a Sargent who was stationed at Guantanamo from August 2002 to February 2003 as an interrogator, however the Sargent stated that her “time was spent reviewing Memorandums for Record and draft interrogation plans with the military analysts”. Asked about various allegations of detainee abuse, she states that she heard of another interrogator would put the lotion/perfume in her hand and then rub the detainee's hand and arms. She claimed Victoria Secret perfume was used so the detainee's would smell like a woman [as a form of humiliation].

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG on September 15, 2003. Interviewee provided a sworn statement in which he/she stated that at Camp Cropper, "it was well known that detainees who were brought into the facility complained of beatings from members of Seal team 5 and TF 20 personnel. Stated that a Syrian detainee named Hussein informed him/her that a MP pulled a 9mm pistol and put it to the detainee's head. Recalled recording possible abuse of another Syrian detainee who may have been hit by MPs, "cutting his ear to the extent that it required stitches." Recalled an incident where she heard a dog barking and walked into a cell to see a detainee in his underwear on a mattress on the floor with a dog standing over him. Noted seeing a barking dog in an interrogation cell and refers to this as a 'fear up' technique, and stated that a female colleague told the interviewee that she had stripped an uncooperative detainee and walked from the conex area to the Camp Vigilant area on a cold night of about 30 degrees. Also noted it was "common practice to use sleep deprivation and sleep management with the detainees. . . .It was also common that the detainees on MI hold in the hard site were initially kept naked and given clothing as an incentive to cooperate with us." Reported knowledge of incident in which interrogators made a female detainee remove her shirt. Added, "it was common knowledge that [redacted] used sleep deprivation and dogs while he was on his special projects, working directly for Col Pappas." Reported hearing dogs being used on detainees and MPs referring to "doggy dance" sessions. Also, described another incident in which two naked prisoners were made to crawl on the floor. The text is similar to the statement made in ACLU RDI 746. [Text is very similar to statement in DOD000508-DOD000511].

 
 
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Sworn statement from a US Army Lieutenant Colonel regarding the interrogation policy distributed for use in Septermber-october 2003. He explains why an outdated policy (from 14 September 2003) was provided rather than the most recent policy (from October 2003). Talks about gaining approval for certain interrogation policies. States that use of the outdated policy was "a result of miscommunication within CJTF-7 OSJA [Office of the Staff Judge Advocate] rather than CJSOTF-AP."

 
 
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This sworn statement by a Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2), Platoon Leader at Abu Ghraib prison from September 2004 until May 2004 stated that "I heard of an unauthorized interrogation by three interrogators. The interrogators took a female detainee and became fresh with her. I didn't hear what they did. . . . Another time, [Redacted] had a detainee strip off his clothing. [Redacted] was also with her."

 
 
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Interview of detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay. When asked how he was doing the detainee stated "that things were not going well, and that he perceived current U.S. actions as a holy war between Christians and Muslims, propagated by President George Bush's hatred of Muslims and his thirst for killing and blood". "[The detainee] claimed that detainees were often put in freezing cold isolation cells with no blankets for days at a time. He also stated that they (the detainees) are only given the equivalent of 12 hours of exercise per year. He also said that the guards often beat the detainees when they search their cells and also said it was not right to use the Koran as reward/punishment; doing so is disrespectful of the Koran." The detainee also acknowledged having knowledge of the September 11, 2001 attacks before they took place. When asked why he did not call anyone to warn of the attacks so they could be prevented 'stated "that is your job", and that since the government was listening in to his phone conversations, they should have known.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG on October 18/19, 2003 as an interrogator in the Detainee Assessment Branch. Recalled an incident with [redacted], where he grabbed a detainee on the shoulder and move him within the interrogation cell. Stated that he/she did not witness other incidents, but overheard conversations. Specifically, he/she recalled overhearing conversations of harsh physical treatment, including beating and detainees being placed in uncomfortable positions.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. 101 Miltary Police Guard answers questions about detainee operations.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This document is a statement by a Marine who was present during an alleged incident, which occurred between a detainee and a fellow Marine. The incident described is related to ACLU RDI 4813.

 
 
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Sworn statement of Lieutenant Colonel with the 115th Military Police Battalion. The LTC recalled being aware of one incident where a soldier urinated on a detainee. He also recalled another incident where a detainee returned to the SP/CF area with a bruise over a large portion of his body. Interviewee also recalled being informed by a Red Cross doctor of detainee allegations of abuse, including being handcuffed to their cells naked, having to wear women's underwear over their heads, and sleep deprivation.

 
 
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Sworn statement; text is illegible.

 
 
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This document is a one page excerpt of ACLU RDI 3422. Detainee was not willing to be interviewed, but when reminded that he was willing to discuss the islamic faith. The detainee than said "that there is only one true God and that everyone, regardless of their faith, would come to realize this." He was asked that if this is true, why was there such a rush for Muslims to impose their faith on others. He replied that "certain governments might paint a different picture of Islam in an attempt to thwart others from joining the religion".

 
 
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A transcript of an interview with an FBI Special Agent who was part of an interviewing team at Guantanamo Bay. The transcript first notes that interviews in the evening were conducted by those who were gathering intelligence; the purpose of the interviews was to gain as much information as possible from the detainees before they were exposed to the general detainee population. Second, it notes that female military intelligence personnel were used to disrupt detainees who were praying during interrogations by wetting their hands then touching the detainee's face, which would cause the detainee to feel unclean and stop praying. Third, the transcript notes an incident where a detainee was found crying on the floor with a bleeding nose. Fourth, the agent reviews the structure of the facility. Fifth, the transcript concluded by saying that the agent, "had no indication of systemic detainee abuse at GTMO."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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An Army Command Sergeant Major with the 724th Military Police Battalion deployed to Camp Bucca, and described his unit's experience and the challenges they faced at the prison with force protection. The CSM stated that his unit's job was to process detainees and "After they're processed, they're held, they're processed into the camp and they're housed in the camp and then they're taken care of. They're protected from the enemy. They're protected from themselves. We protect them, that's the mission of our large companies as well". And finished his interview with the following "One of the things we cannot do is abuse prisoners in any way".

 
 
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Sworn statement of Staff Sergeant Deployed to Abu Ghraib Correctional Facility, Abu Ghraib, Iraq October 2003. The SSG stated they were given a tour of the facility including the screening sites, Hard Site, and Camp Vigilant, but did not observe any evidence of detainee abuse. Only heard of abuse, including the inappropriate use of a dog. The SSG stated "I do not remember who told me. We had an incident where a prisoner was smuggled a gun by the Iraqi guards that nm the prison. The prisoner used the gun to try to kill an MP. So all of the Iraqi guards were stopped at the gate and questioned. That was when I heard a dog was used inappropriately. I never saw any photos."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-three questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-five questions, given to a Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. LTC responded that he/she was aware of an incident where a military officer made derogatory comments about a detainee's mother. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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The interviewee, a Sergeant First Class with the 229th Military Police Company. Recounted the beating of a detainee after detainee was suspected of being involved in a mortar attack of a camp. The interviewee recalled two soldiers approaching a handcuffed detainee, screaming/yelling at him, grabbed the detainee by the back of the head, and pushed him down into the dirt. Another soldier then grabbed the detainee and yanked him off the ground, walked him towards a HMMWV, struck the detainee in the back of the head and back and forcefully slammed the detainee into the back of the HMMVW. They then struck him a few mores times, and told him to put a mask on. The interviewee believes the detainee was bleeding. Also, the interviewee recalled the soldiers were of the same unit that was attacked earlier. The interviewee felt it inappropriate that a suspect be released to the soldiers affected by the suspect's possible actions.

 
 
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This is a statement of a military intelligence officer who was describing his knowledge and understanding of accusations concerning the sodomizing of detainees in custody. The MI officer stated that he recalled the detainee claimed that he was beaten and sodomized with a bottle prior to being brought to the detention facility, but the MI officer stated he did not see any evidence of abuse upon the detainee. Furthermore, the MI officer asked the detainee to describe the abuse and to point to how he was abused, but the detainee was unable to do so. The MI officer stated he did not believe the accusations because the detainee's account was not consistent or supported by physical evidence of abuse.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a commander, probably of a detention facility. Discusses detentions and interrogations, and states, "After medical screening the detainee would be ... secured to the floor by a 3ft chain linked to handcuffs.... Detainees were never mistreated in this facility. We never used our guard force as interpreters or interrogators." Talks about the detention of an Iraqi, "a known IED [Improvised Explosive Device] and AIF [Anti-Iraq Force] member in Adhamiya." Discusses interrogations, and states that "all interrogations are done with 3 personnel - a USSF interrogator, a USSF recorder, and the interpreter." Refers to "the sticks and wires that [redacted] found outside the THF" and states that they "were never used on detainees."

 
 
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Interviewee was the Team Chief of the Tiger Team from GTMO assigned to AG. Vaguely recalled discussion of an incident in which an interpreter walked out of an interrogation.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the official forty-four questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. When discussing interrogations, Official described it as "hasty." Official also stated that with regards to "No set procedures. No guidance given or [illegible]." When discussing religion, Official indicated that detainees were allowed to practice, but that there was "no Muslim chaplain." With regards to the death of a detainee, stated that if a detainee died the procedure was to report it if the death looked suspicious. Official recalled an incident, that was under investigation, but did not describe it. [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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Documents regarding interviewing detainee at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Testimony of Sergeant William G. Cathcart, 372nd Military Police Company. SGT Cathcart described his deployment and stated "We didn't receive any training on the Geneva Conventions while working with the Iraqi law enforcement. To my knowledge the detainees at the facilities we trained at were not under the Geneva Convention because it was Iraqi on Iraqi crime at their local facility, so Iraqi laws governed them". He states that while at Abu Ghraib he was shot at by a detainee on November 23, 2003; The bullet hit his vest; The inmate was shot and wounded in the exchange. The SGT describes this incident in detail. In regards to detainee abuse, the SGT stated "My first knowledge of the allegations was when the investigation was started. I had no prior knowledge of detainee abuse. I was on duty when an incident occurred, but I did not witness anything”. The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Captain with the 372nd Military Police Company. The Captain states "I was shocked when I noticed that the detainees in Wing 1 were naked. There was one with women's underwear. . . . " Was told the nudity of detainees and their wearing ladies underwear was MI procedure. Also recalled, an instant where a soldier pushed a detainee with his foot into a cell. We had MI personnel without name tags; there were folks in civilian clothes, detainees, and ghost detainees. It was very frustrating. Things got a little better after the [ICRC] came to visit for the second time." "I have recently seen BG KARPINSKI on TV, I totally disagree with several of her statements. First off, how can anyone say that MP's are not responsible? I take full responsibility for my seven soldiers."

 
 
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Interviewee tated that he/she never witnessed abuse, but once saw "use of dog but I do not know who used them or for what. The event happened at WOODSIDE." Also stated that "[t]here was another time in November when an MP used loud music which I believe was used to control his sleep schedule for an interrogator."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-four questions, given to a First Lieutenant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The First Lieutenant responded that he/she did not receive training on how to conduct detainee operations.

 
 
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This is a sworn statement from a CACI civilian contractor assigned to Abu Ghraib prison in early October 2003 as an “on-site manager” of CACI employees, and as an interrogator himself. He described his understanding on how to treat detainees and conduct interrogations at Abu Ghraib in the following way: “There are two Code[s] of Conducts: One for operations in other areas and one for operations in Iraq. The latter came in at a later time, dated 22 Nov 2003. Once on the ground at Abu Ghraib, We received training on the Interrogation Rules of Engagement (IROE) and we signed the IROEs. Nothing we were briefed was out of the ordinary from the Interrogation Field Manual or what we had learned at the schoolhouse. I felt pretty comfortable with the interrogation procedures in place. I understood and believed the rest of the CACI contractors understood the IROE quite well.” As for allegations of detainee abuse he said “I was never made aware of or saw any detainee abuse, photos of detainees being abused or videos of detainees being abused… I did hear of dogs being used but the use of dogs had to be approved by higher. I never heard or saw any dog bite a detainee.”

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Statement of a soldier who tested and verified the accuracy of the Vapor Trace 2 System. The soldier then tested a sample of an item taken from a detainee and the subsequent finding of high exposure reading of an explosive (RDX) on a detainee sample in custody from Adhamiya.

 
 
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Statement of Andre Surena to the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law, March 31-April 3, 2004. Statement discusses the status/classification of detainees at Guantanamo, whether the detainees should be classified as POWs, which would entitle them certain privileges they are currently denied.

 
 
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Statement of Commander of unit that did not have a detention facility but that conducted tactical battlefield interrogations immediately after detaining individuals. States that guidance about detainee treatment was clear. Mentions Gen. Sanchez's guidance: "LTG Sanchez's memorandum was clear and to the point, and for these reasons there was no need for me to provide further guidance on this topic, other than to ensure the memorandum's requirements were met." "I did and do believe that the guidance given during Sept 2003 to Dec 2003 was sufficient to provide the individual soldier and chain of command appropriate understanding of the proper way to conduct detainment operations".

 
 
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Interviewee was an Assistant Interrogation Analyst with the 302nd Military Intelligence Brigade. Recalled one occasion in which a MP pushed a hooded-"untruthful" against a railing, causing the detainee to bleed. "I saw a naked detainee who was thrown in the black room (the Hole)," and was told the MP policy when putting a detainee in the hole was to throw them into the hole naked. "One stress position I witnessed only once was when we had a detainee handcuffed to the floor but we only did it for a short period." Recalled a time where MPs made a detainee do PTs. Recalled another instance where MPs went into a cell with weapons, reported the incident, but did not what happened to the MPs. Mentioned not knowing a person by the name of DJ.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Sergeant who arrived to Abu Ghraib prison at the end of July 2003 to December 16, 2003 with the advanced party as an interrogator. The Sgt recalled the use of unmuzzled dogs, along with loud music. He recalled interrogating detainees up to 70 times. He stated "The dogs were not used during subsequent interrogations. I never witnessed or heard of Military Intelligence (MI) personnel requesting MPs to abuse detainees. I never witnessed or heard of MPs offering to abuse detainees on behalf of MI. I never witnessed or heard of unauthorized photograph taking at AG. We were specifically told that only during screening operations were photographs to be taken of the detainees.

 
 
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This document is a statement by a Marine who was accused of detainee abuse. The Marine was stationed at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, from June 2004 to July 4, 2004. A witness alleged that on or about July 4, 2004, the Marine made a detainee stand up and sit down repeatedly and then kicked dirt in the detainee's face. The Marine stated that he could not communicate with the detainee in Arabic and had difficulty instructing the detainee to stand up, which resulted in the detainee standing and sitting repeatedly. He also stated that he did not kick dirt on the detainee, and the witness who accused him of doing so was too far away to see or hear what was happening.

 
 
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US Army soldier was asked forty-six questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. When answering the question about how to handle different categories of detainees, Official wrote that he "was not educated enough. Official recalled that interrogation teams would "cherry pick" detainees and use sleep deprivation techniques on them. The soldier recalled two detainees dying during the "escape and riot. The soldier also recalled a Specialist and a Staff Sergeant punished a prisoner "to inflict pain" and a soldier urinated on a detainee. Also, noted that detainees cleaned their latrines that they used.

 
 
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This incident report, written in both English and Arabic, details the death of Iraqi detainee Manadel Al-Jamadi on November 4, 2003 after being interrogated at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. This report is contained within the full-length CID report linked to this document, and is an exact copy of a separate CIA Incident Report also linked to this document.

 
 
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Interviewee was a dog handler in AG. Recalled an event where his/her dog took a "snap" at the female involved with the interrogation.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. A Captain with Military Intelligence provides information on detainee operations doctrine is and states it is lacking on accurate info on detainees. He is not sure why but his guys are having to wait until arrival to get accurate info.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a detainee who claimed to have served in the Iraqi Army as a technician. Detainee states that he was handcuffed and had a bag put over his head. He was held "for 17 days" with a bag over his head, "handcuffed to the floor." States that he was made to sleep on the floor with no mat or blanket, was not allowed to shower, and was "fed only bread and water." States, "[Redacted] used to beat me.... [Redacted] stuck a stick in my hole once and threatened me that if I didn't talk he'd do it again, so I said write whatever you want.... He beat my balls, and put soap and water in my mouth. I am 90% sure it was [redacted] who burned me with a cigarette. They brought electricity wires. I was bleeding from my ear."

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Captain forty-one questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Staff Sergeant, US Army Reservist- member of GTMO Tiger Team, which deployed to Abu Ghraib prison from early October 2003 until mid December 2003. Recalled interview techniques, including 'fear up' and 'ego down,' stated the techniques were verbal and not abusive. Also observed sleep deprivation being used and stress positions (make the detainee stand or sit/stand/sit repeatedly). Did not observe naked detainees, but heard a detainee in Tier 1B being stripped down and another being shackled because he would spread/eat his own feces. Did not observe dogs in AG, but knew it was a 'fear up' technique used in GTMO.

 
 
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Testimony of Major Michael Sheridan, 320th Military Police Battalion. Major Sheridan described his role in the unit and how his unit was deployed to Abu Ghraib, Iraq. He related his understanding of the November 17th riot involving an Iraqi prisoner shooting an MP. He also stated "I was not aware of two military dogs being used to attack a prisoner", but he did remember being shown "pictures of detainees in degrading positions and being abused and photographed. It showed two females clothed and seated on a bunk and in one of the photos it was of one of the females exposing her breasts." He then described the following incident “I put a stop to the MPs escorting the detainees to be interrogated because of an incident related to me only two weeks after I arrived was that one of the male detainees was being interrogated naked and then my MPs had to escort him back to his cell in 45 degree temps with nothing but a bag over his head, and one of the MPs was a female. The Major concluded by saying "The battalion was overwhelmed for the mission they were handed".

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG on or about October 10, 2003 approximately until the end of October 2003 as a member of a five person Mobile Training Team. Interviewee recalled seeing a memo entitled "SECDEF Memo" which discusses approach strategies, including the use of military working dogs and sleep deprivation.

 
 
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Major General Michael Dunlavey was interviewed regarding his knowledge of detainee abuse at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). MG Dunlavey arrived to GTMO on or about December 13, 2002 as the Commander of the Joint Task Force-170. In regards to techniques used while at GTMO, MG Dunlavey stated that four dogs were used in the facility to intimidate and prevent riots. MG Dunlavey also had first-hand knowledge of other techniques, including sound overload, short shackling, duct taping detainees and food and water deprivation. He stated that his use of the techniques were not in contravention of the Geneva Convention. Aside from an incident where a FBI agent leaped across a table attempting to hit a detainee, MG Dunlavey was not aware of any incidents where a detainee was physically abused; he stated "physical abuse just does not work."

 
 
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Sworn statement regarding detainee abuse. The interviewee identified an individual in a photo stating he always carried a K-bar knife and stated that "the death of the detainee was from integration from MI. She told me it was listed as a heart attack but she knew th[at it] was something else." The statement also says that MPs had to give detainees women's underwear.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG on November 04, 2007 as a member of the 1st Military Intelligence Brigade. Recounted an incident when new arrivals came to AG, stated as "I was standing there, one of the detainees tried to adjust the sandbag on his bead so he could see. The guard moved the detainee's hand aside and told the detainee 'How many times do I have to tell you to stop trying to move your hood. If you do it again, you are really going to bate me.' The guard mentioned that they were going to 'break these guys in properly' and did I want to 'watch the show?" Stated that he/she heard rumors of dogs being used during interrogations, but did not witness it. Indicated that he/she was aware of sleep deprivation (e.g. making detainees stand up while handcuffed to their cell). Also mentioned hearing that a detainee was walked around the camp naked as a form of humiliation. Also, mentioned hearing of a detainee being moved to isolation because he was uncooperative, he was also made to wear women's pink underwear. The interviewee also discussed an interrogation tactic used by a [redacted] interrogator who would interrogate new detainees by having them sit on the floor and telling them they had to earn the privilege of sitting in a chair. Also, mentioned one MP walking a detainee passed a dog and its dog handler, but stated it was not planned.

 
 
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Statement by a medic who also did some guard duty. The soldier discusses the events surrounding the death of a detainee. The soldier stated that he "vaguely" recalled a detainee who "didn't seem all there mentally". Although the soldier also recalls that the gentleman was not beaten but did have some bruises or contusions when he first came in to the detention facility. He said emphatically that "I can tell you there was no abuse going on at the detention facility" during his time there or by his understanding.

 
 
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Testimony of Major David Hinzman, Personnel Officer, 800th Military Police Brigade. Major Hinzman stated "I had very little involvement with detainee operations. I would brief the detainee numbers, as part of our daily update to the Commander". In response to detainee abuses the Major said "I think the Brigade came out with additional policies. I think there were reiterations of the Rules of Engagement, as well. I think the S3 or JAG may be providing these documents. I think BG Karpinski emotional response was one of shock; kind of a "I can't believe people actually did this," type of thing. She took the situation seriously". The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to be the Officer in Charge of the Magistrate Cell at AG since February 2004. Discussed the processing of documents and files. There is no mention of detainees or interrogations in this statement.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This is the sworn statement of an Army medic who also served as a detainee guard at the detention cells once or twice a week". The medic states that there were two brothers and a sister in custody in the detention area where he stood guard. He states he recalled that one of the brothers was complaining of being cold, was provided a blanket, but subsequently died. The medic is not sure of the cause of death, but does know it was not due to abuse or neglect. "One of the brother's cried a lot but the sisters were fine". When talking about one of the brothers the statement says "I don't recall him appearing severely beat up. Someone said he defecated on himself but that wasn't unusual with detainees".

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the official a series of questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Official responded that there was "[n]o tng [training] on treatment of detainees (big gray area)." Also, stated there was no Rules of Interaction (ROI) training, there was no refresher training, and no sustainment training. [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a Sergeant First Class regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-four questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. In response to a question asking what policy is in place "to support the U.S. policy relative to the humane treatment of Detainees" the soldier responded: "Shout, Shove, Show, Shoot..."

 
 
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Col. describes how he received his assignment to Iraq and the conditions he found at Abu Ghraib prison. He also describes and an incident where he referred an "unauthorized detainee interview" to Gen Pappas and that was eventually given to Capt. Wood. Lt. Col. Jordan also describes, in great detail, a shooting that took place at the prison on November 24, 2003, incidents of prisoners having guns, a prison riot and activities at the "Hard Site".

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Private First Class guard at 2-3 FA Detainee Holding Facility, Abu Ghraib Prison. Questions and Answers regarding the locations of interrogations and interrogation practices. In response to a question about a specific set of detainees at the facility, respondents did not remember them by name, but states, "I remember two females in the facility."

 
 
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Statement on International Humanitarian Law and Respect for Human Rights by Douglas Davidson. His statement condemns the allegations of abuse at Abu Ghraib and states that the allegations will be investigated and that offenders will be punished in accordance with the rule of law.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to Iraq in the third week of April, and traveled to AG approximately five times from early October to late January. Interviewee's visits to AG were related to "checking on the support of CACI contracted personnel." Sworn statement discussed the general conditions in AG. At one point described the condition as "austere." Also provided the chain of command in AG.

 
 
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Collection of five (5) sworn statements about abuse in detention facilities in Iraq, attached to ACLU-RDI 2493. None of the statements report witnessing any physical abuse at Abu Ghraib, but all recount claims by detainees of abuse at other locations, and some report that "a lot of detainees come to Abu Ghraib abused." Cases of abuse mentioned in the statements include "one incident of rape with a bottle and the death of a brother"; a case where "a soldier took a female detainee and took her shirt off"; instances of detainees being "abused with cigarette burns and electric shocks," or having "[redacted] stick bottles up their rectum"; cases of detainees being made to "put on women's underwear"; and an incident where Iraqi Police "beat up" women, "threatened them with their children," and sexually abused one of the children. One witness recounts seeing "an elder gentleman being made to kneel. There was also an individual taken to a tent. I heard a shot and found out later that the detainee was hit in the side of the head with a rubber bullet."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including nineteen questions, given to a Lieutenant Colonel regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID, also, a DOD linguist was present to translate. The interviewers asked the detainee about rumors of a camp uprising. The detainee stated he had no knowledge of an uprising, but explained that his brothers-fellow detainees were upset about the rumors that a detainee either attempted suicide or was beaten to death.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Civilian contractor for CACI working at Abu Ghraib prison as a Screener on October 8, 2008. The gentleman did not recall receiving Geneva Convention training, but was experienced in military operations and was aware of the general provisions of handling Enemy Combatants and Prisoners of War (POWs). He stated that he saw photos of dead detainees with Military Intelligence and Military Police personnel posing with the detainee. This incident was reported and sworn statements were submitted. Also, the interviewee recalled hearing about prostitutes, local nationals living in the LSA, alcohol, and cameras in the shower.

 
 
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Testimony of Command Sergeant Major Timonth L. Woodcock, 310th Military Police Battalion. CSM Woodcock related his impression of the unit by saying "The soldiers' standards that were lacking were in the common soldier task area. Specifically the standards lacking are discipline, customs and courtesies, and the basics that would allow the soldier to perform at their best. If everyone is not enforcing the standards it's like shoveling sand against a tire". On allegations of detainee abuse the CSM said "There were reports of detainee abuse by soldiers of the 310th MP Battalion. There were two reports that I know of. The first soldier received an Article 15, which was finalized today. It was a Battalion level Article 15. I was not present, because the soldier requested MSG Lombardo be present". The remaining portion of interviewed not captured on recording due to technical difficulties.

 
 
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This statement of a CACI civilian contractor for the Dept. of Defense who states that he arrived at Abu Ghraib Prison on October 5, 2003. He states that "The Joint interrogation Debriefing Center Commander gave all new arrivals a down and dirty on the Interrogation Rules of Engagement, some Force Protection issues, the mission of the JIDC. We all signed the the IROE. We were also briefed on how to handle and escort detainees. There was no doubt in my mind on what constituted abuse of detainees." He then went on to state that he "ever witnessed any detainee being abused", but did witness a detainee stripped of all of their clothing when brought in for interrogation. He also recalled seeing a detainee with a cut across his forehead, when interviewee asked the Military Police about it they told the interviewee the detainee hit his head when he was forced into the cell because he was resisting.

 
 
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Interviewee was able to ID a Captain who was alleged to have committed abuse. Interviewee stated "[a]s a professional jailer for eleven years, the conduct and treatment of the prisoners were not to standards." [Handwritten, but legible]

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Lieutenant Colonel forty-two questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Officer described an incident in which a detainee was cuffed inside a building inside the wire and was shot and killed. There was an investigation but "procedures were so bad"... "had weapon in area where should not have had weapon." [Contents redacted].

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including nineteen questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. Major/Chaplain stated that he/she spoke to soldiers who wanted to exact revenge upon the detainees, but said there were no incidents.

 
 
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Interviewee (title and length of assignment unknown). Interviewee discovered photos of dead bodies on a thumb drive; was able to identify [redacted] among the photos. Returned the thumb drive back to the unit.

 
 
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Sworn statement discussing interrogation procedures and techniques. States, "We used 'Mutt and Jeff' with one of them being assertive, but probably not more than 20% of the time." Continues, "Ninety-nine percent of the time if there was an injury it happened at objective. For good order and discipline, if a detainee was being uncooperative ... they were restrained on the ground." Discusses interpreters, and states, "We may have left detainees alone with an interpreter for a short period of time but it was not SOP or a matter of course." States that detainees were sometimes blindfolded during interrogations.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) a series of questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Lieutenant Colonel responded that military working dogs were used within the detention facilities. When asked "Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of detainees?," the response was "Yes. Depends on level of abuse." When asked about incidences of abuse, interviewee mentioned "One by interrogator-detainee evasive & was hit in head." When describing the incident interviewee said, "detainee shot at US forces. Young (22 yo) interrogator wrapped up in emotion of the situation." When asked about in-processing detainees, the LTC responded that there was "no stripping down for [illegible]. [Contents redacted] [writing illegible].

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-two questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Statement of a Captain who commanded a force that engaged the enemy in battle, but did not hold or interrogate prisoners. The Captain states specifically "We were not trained as interrogators" and that his unit would turn prisoners over to other units and detachments when prisoners were involved. The Capt. stated that he did not have the detainee placed in any stress positions or abuse the detainee while in custody and states he know nothing about the death or the conditions of the detainees incarceration.

 
 
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Interviewee (title and length of assignment at AG unknown). In their sworn statement the interviewee identified individuals involved in alleged detainee abuse at AG.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG in late November 2003 as a member of the Tiger Team and then as an analyst. Interviewee noted the use of sandbags over detainee heads. Interviewee mentioned dogs were walked down the hallway, but did not go into booths. Recalled sometime in December seeing a naked detainee against the wall in Tier 1B, stated the MPs were getting him wet.

 
 
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The document is a worksheet that can be used to determine a detainee's status, specifically whether or not the detainee is entitled to be treated as an Enemy Prisoner of War (EPW).

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the Air Force (AFOSI) and the FBI, also, a Pashtu linguist was present to translate. The detainee explained that he previously lied to interrogators because the interrogators tortured him, but the interview notes do not describe the alleged torture.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG on October 20, 2003 to conduct interrogation operations. Interviewee briefly discussed what he/she was taught in training, stating "We were not allowed to use Pride and Ego down." Interviewee also provided that he/she never saw use of dogs, never heard a request to 'soften up' detainees, and no deviation from approved techniques.

 
 
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Unknown interviewee provided a sworn statement in which he/she recalled incidents that took place at AG. The interviewee reported only overhearing things, not actually observing anything. Recalled a woman, a National Guard who recounted numerous incidents, including killings and tortures that were covered up. Heard dogs were used to scare detainees. Also heard of detainees being handcuffed in contorted positions. One MP would bark like a dog, and they would all watch as the detainees would run from him because they thought there was a dog in the room. Overheard MPs were using detainees as practice dummies. Also reported hearing that the MP's made the detainees in isolation take their clothes off and wear women's underwear." Told that in the "isolation area," MPs said "they could do whatever they wanted to the detainees." Heard they ended yelling at the detainees and making them do physical training (PT.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Testimony of Mr. Steve Stephanowicz US Civilian Contract Interrogator, 205th Military Intelligence Brigade. Mr. Stephanowicz is a Navy intelligence specialist. He was employed by CJTF-7 to support operations in Iraq, specifically, Abu Ghraib prison. The interview covered his background as an intelligence officer and his understanding of the standard operating procedures at Abu Ghraib, the location of interrogations at the prison, techniques of interrogation as well as the rules of engagement for interrogations. He said “It wasn't in writing saying [the rules of engagement], "Do not go in there and do that." That was presented from when I arrived as, that's an area in which you could go in and interrogate the detainee”. Mr. Stephanowicz related several incidents involving detainee abuse, i.e. assault, use of dogs, etc. He also related his understanding of other detainee abuse and the filming of such abuse. Finally, he described the chain of command for detainee handling.

 
 
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A soldier was convicted for striking a detainee and threatening the same detainee with a loaded weapon. In addition, the soldier was found to have attempted to impede an investigation by influencing sworn statements. He tried to prevent a witness from giving testimony that Iraqi detainees were pushed into the Tigris River near Samarra, Iraq and were left at the side of the road.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Staff Sargent; 411 Military Police Co..

 
 
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In a summarized witness statement, the Joint Interrogation Group (JIG) Chief at Guantanamo Bay discusses a variety of incidents of abuse alleged to have taken place under his command. With respect to interrogators' impersonation of FBI agents, he states that the practice was "discussed . . . and stopped." He was "aware" that a LTC was reprimanded for her involvement in the "lap dance incident"; he states that she was "one of the best interrogators." The JIG Chief was not aware of the use of military working dogs in interrogations. He does point out that "fear up" is a proper and authorized interrogation technique. The witness was also asked about incidents involving inappropriate use of duct tape, inappropriate use of loud music and/or yelling, sleep deprivation, short-shackling, inappropriate use of extreme temperatures during interrogation, and simulated menstrual fluid. Any discussion of these allegations of abuse is absent or redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This is a sworn statement by a Lieutenant Colonel with the 320th Military Police Battalion concerning his deployment to, and experience at Abu Ghraib prison. "It became obvious to me that the majority of our detainees were detained as the result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and were swept up by Coalition Forces as peripheral bystanders during raids. I think perhaps only one in ten security detainees were of any particular intelligence value. It appeared that there was is reluctance to release these low value inmates because of the fear that one of them might return to attack Coalition Force."

 
 
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FBI interview of detainee in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Describes detainee being blindfolded, shackled and earmuffed.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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This statement of a CACI civilian contractor hired as a Screener was assigned to Abu Ghraib prison in min-November 2003. He remained there for two (2) months. He states he was not properly trained in the Interrogation Rules of Engagement (IROE) or any other detainee processing type training. He describes uncoordinated processing procedures born mainly out of lack of training and leadership, but states “I never saw or was aware of any photos or videos with detainees. I never heard of MI (Military Intelligence) tell MPs (Military Police) to "soften up”, or give the “the treatment” to detainees.” In reference to ghost detainees he stated “I knew of one who existed. But the word “Ghost Detainee” didn't really exist. We had intelligence reports from one particular detainee and the report showed we dui not have him at our facility, but he was there.” (This document is the same as ACLU-RDI 697)

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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Cpt. Reese was the commander of the soldiers directly involved in detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib. He said of his men “I'm appalled by what I saw from my soldiers; 2 out of the 7 here are correctional officers. And they were specifically put there for that reason”. He also commented on the conditions he found upon arrival at Abu Ghraib: “We I first arrived [at Abu Ghraib] in October and entered the MI wing my first reaction was "Wow there is a lot of nude people here". I was told that it was a MI tactic that was used to make the detainees uncomfortable. I was told it was ok; nothing was illegal or wrong about it. The Ml had a partition set-up so they can conduct their exercises in privacy. The exercises conducted of making the detainees do PT drills. I didn't know it was wrong at the time, but I know now”. When asked if he was trained on the Geneva Conventions he stated “No” and added “I may not be the smartest guy, sir, but I understand there's certain things you can and can't do when you're dealing with civilian internees”. The interview covered his mission orders and chain of command. The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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Testimony of Captain Marc C. Hale, Commander, 670th Military Police Company. Cpt. Hale described how his unit got to Iraq and the challenges they faced as soldiers. He stated that they were for escorting personnel such as contractors and other battalion needs. They were not directly involved in prison operations or detainee handling. He also stated that "My soldiers were never trained on Geneva Convention. I received training on the ROE, and turned around and provided training to my soldiers. The only time I heard anything about treatment of prisoners was when this whole big thing happened last month." Finally, he highlighted that his unit is only now in charge of certain prison matters and that things are going much better.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a Iraqi national who became a detainee at Abu Ghraib with member of his family. He claims that his brother was with the Saddam regime and when he went to visit his sister in Iraq he was taken in to custody as a detainee and held for 30 days, and then to "the old [redacted] airport" for an additional 24 days. While in custody, the detainee states that "the Americans were very nice" but that he was beaten by two Iraqis until he was "bleeding from [his] nose, mouth and ears." He is specific in stating that at no time was he abused, nor did he witness abuse by U.S. forces. The Iraqis were abusive.

 
 
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Interviewee worked in in-screeing and interrogation operations. Recalled an incident at Camp Cropper Baghdad International Airport, where interrogators with teh 519th MI Brigade put a detainee in a stress position, he was on his knees with his arms stretched out to his sides. Also recalled that at Camp Cropper "some detainees that were brought in by SEAL Team 5 and Task Force 20 . . . appeared to be very severely beaten . . . When we would inquire about their wounds, the SEALs/TF-20 members would provide a general 'they resisted' response. [Redacted] was responsible for recording these injuries, and wrote reports, I believe, on all such incidents." Also, interviewee recalled a Nov 03 incident in which he observed a detainee stripped down to his underwear by an interrogator in the hard site.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG October 15, 2003 to conduct interrogation operations. Stated that "I did see naked detainees. I think it happened one night in December. . . . I believe anytime there was a new detainee in the segregation area they were stripped of their clothes. . . . I heard there was the use of dogs but I never saw it. The only time I knew of any possible foul play was when I found out [redacted] was disciplined for walking a naked detainee back to his camp. We were allowed to interrogate by the stairs in the segregated area and the shower room. The command was aware of this."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including twenty-six questions, given to a Lieutenant Colonel regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including twenty-six questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The interviewee was a Captain/JAG in the 1st Infantry Division. The Captain stated that he/she did not receive training.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000742.

 
 
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Dicusses events leading to the detention of a "financier of resistance in Azimiya," who was "detained for being one of the overall coordinators of anti-Coalition activities." The detainee and two of her brothers were all arrested.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG in October 2003, was assigned to the prison. Stated that he/she would receive instructions from MI regarding sleep management of detainees. Stated that he/she was unaware of detainee humiliation, however, due to limited supplies knows some detainees given women's underwear. Stated that he/she was aware of there being ghost detainees at the facility, stated that they were not be tracked, they were only supposed to be housed and fed (they were tracked as OGA1, OGA2, and so forth). Recalled a detainee being brought in by two OGA personnel and two MPs; the detainee was brought to the shower room, the interviewee was called into the shower and determined the detainee was dead (stated the detainee was still handcuffed and had a sandbag over his head).

 
 
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Testimony of Petty Officer & Master-at-Arms William J. Kimbro, U.S. Navy Dog Handler. MA1 Kimbro described how he was assigned to Iraq and came to be at Abu Ghraib prison. He said "As far as I knew we were to support the prison with canine support. I had never worked in a prison environment before. We did a one-day training period on scout and search for escape prisoners back at my unit. We had a total of five dogs here. There were three navy dogs and two army dogs". He went on to describe the lack of instruction and mission focus present at the prison. He said “We never received any instruction on the use of force in the compound. We raised question on what we could and could not do in this environment, but we never received a straight answers. I briefed my team to use common sense, and use your escalation of use of force as the situation dictates. Based on the escalation of use of force, a dog cannot be employed on a prisoner if that prisoner is not posing a threat”. He then described, in detail, an incident on November 24, 2003 when his dog broke free during a cell interrogation. He documented this incident immediately thereafter. The panel then concluded their interview.

 
 
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Sworn statement from CACI civilian Contractor, recalled statements made to him/her by female detainee(s). The detainee(s) recounted their experiences at Al Azimiyah Palace. He stated "have never witnessed and physical abuse in Abu Ghraib. I have seen and heard a lot of yelling and screaming during in-processing. The detainees are yelled at to move faster. These were the MPs not the interrogators. I have never observed dugs being used to threaten a detainee." He does recant an incident of a family, a sister and two (2) brothers, where one of the brothers who was mentally handicapped was sexually abused with an instrument in his rectum. Ans also of detainees routinely kept naked in the facility.

 
 
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DOD interview of a FBI Special Agent, the interviewee was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) from February 2002 to February 2003 as a FBI Special Agent. The Special Agent stated that he/she heard of military interrogators impersonating FBI agents, also the Special Agent witnessed the following: short shackling, saw a detainee placed in a 'catcher's stance' during an interrogation and also possibly placed on his knees, and temperature manipulation (air conditioner would be turned down to make the detainee uncomfortable). Also, the Special Agent recalled seeing a female Sergeant holding a detainee's hand, which upset the detainee.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the interviewee twenty-three questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Official described the "command climate" and guidance they received as a "half ass." [Contents redacted].

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Rank E7 says Detainee Operations training was comprised of classes’ only and included training on 5S's and search, silence, segregate, speed and safeguard and tag procedures. Comments that more training is needed on paperwork because paperwork is often incomplete.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Laura Parsky, regarding her work related to the issues at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay as well as concerns that she raised to the detainee Policy Coordinating Committee about detainee treatment and interrogation techniques.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire containing thirty-seven questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Chaplain a number of questions regarding Detainee operations. Chaplain responded that detainees could not bring in their Koran. Described a "rumor" in which "big guys in with interrogators in for psychological threat. . . [redacted] went in and got fired [redacted] shot by [redacted] ear." [Contents redacted].

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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FBI Interview of Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detainee. Detainee described as uncooperative during several interviews. In one instance, detainee slammed his head against his cell door in an attempt to injure himself, becoming unconscious and receiving stitches. Also, when detainee was questioned about a scar on his right arm, detainee said it was the result of one of several suicide attempts since his incarceration at Camp Delta. Additionally, detainee sought a transfer to Camp 4, which is described as a reward for cooperating detainees.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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A heavily redacted summary of an interview by the CIA's Office of the Inspector General, of Scott W. Muller, the CIA's general counsel. The interview summary discusses viewing videotapes, the approval of waterboarding during the interrogation of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and the waterboarding of Abd al Rahim al Nashiri.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire including a series of questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The soldier recalled a juvenile detainee with TB being sent to the wrong facility and was incorrectly classified. Also, responded that the Rules of Engagement changed depending on how the detainee was classified, "was confusing and changing all the time."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-five questions, given to the First Lieutenant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Rank: Major; Military Police, Unit: 101st Airborne Division. The Major claims that Military Working Dogs are "Used for deterrence; (Scary and insulting)." The CIA and OGA [Other Government Agencies] work together during inspection. Claims that doctrine of Military Police is good, and that soldiers use chain of command to report detainee, if it occurs.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000106.

 
 
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This document is the CIA's copy of one of many sworn statements regarding the interrogation and subsequent death of Iraqi Major General Abed Mowhoush. This statement is also included in CID Report 0027-03-CID679-64999 released by the DOD. The CIA version contains different redactions than the DOD version. The interviewee, whose name is redacted, describes the beating of Mowhoush by his interrogators, stating that he was beaten and slapped in the face, midsection and thighs for about 5-10 minutes. After the beating, Mowhoush fell to the ground and was struck by a hose. When asked why the interrogators felt the need to beat Mowhoush, the interviewee responds that "he was giving them the wrong answers."

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers in Abu Ghraib, but witnessed some abuse in Iraq, details of which are redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a Captain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The Captain responded that one of the procedures used when evacuating detainees was sandbagging.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Chaplain concerning his observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Chaplain answers questions about detainee operations.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Transcript of the testimony of Donald Rumsfeld, Gen. Richard Myers (chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), Les Brownlee (Acting Sec. of the Army), Gen. Peter Shoomaker (Army Chief of Staff), and Lt. Gen. Lance Smith (U.S. Central Command Dep. Commander) regarding the Abu Ghraib scandal, the Taguba report, and other military investigations in response to allegations of prisoner abuse.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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[Partially unreadable] Interview of MG Barbara G. Fast's July 20, 2004 Statement re: AG. Interviewed by LTG Jones and MG Fay. Fay explained there was pressure for interrogators to perform, but stated did not believe there was pressure to exceed authority. Fay stated that she was not aware that Sanchez had appointed Pappas to the Forward Operating Base Cdr until the FRAGO was released. Recalled being told by Pappas about the death of a detainee during an OGA interrogation on November 4, 2003. Recalling that Pappas sought her "counsel." She stated that she advised Pappas to have an Army doctor examine the detainee and that an investigation into the death needed to be initiated. Also provided that upon knowledge of the detainee abuse, she notified JAG, on the evening of December 2, 2005. She also provided that the unit involved was not a part of "our organization."

 
 
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Sworn statement by NCOIC of Interrogation Operations at Abu Ghraib Prison and responsible for screening detainee packets. States that only one detainee has "said anything to me about being beaten and coerced into doing anything."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This document is the condensed notes of an interview of at Screener in Abu Ghraib Prison from Mid-December 2003 through January 2004. The interview is a verbatim rendition of the Screener’s statement and it is noted that the statement is to be signed once the Screener returns from leave. She “heard that a soldier” took a female detainee and took her shirt off, but she clearly states that she “never witnessed the use of dogs during interrogations; did not witness any detainee abuse; did not witness any detainees wearing women underwear.” She stated that she heard the detainees say “that even the linguist beat them. They didn't know if Americans were involved. They were abused with cigarette burns, and electric shocks. The doctor documented the bruises. I would say there were about 90 incidents that took place in ASAMIY PALACE. Some detainees would say they were beat up by Iraqis.” And “A detainee said he was tortured for 7 days at night at the palace.”

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a Sergeant First Class regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. First Sergeant stated that there was no standard for questioning detainees.

 
 
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Interview with White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer concerning the various legal issue involved in the applicability of the Geneva Convention as it pertains to detainees and the Vice President's traveling to Kuwait, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Turkey, Oman, Jordan and Israel from March 10th to March 20th, 2002.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he observed a variety of torture, involving humiliation , threats, and physical abuse.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Major states that not receiving sufficient information from the capture paperwork to screen and interrogate detainees.

 
 
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Interview of detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay. The detainee initially refused to leave his cell for the interview, but was then brought to the interview room my Military MP's. The detainee complained about his conditions at Guantanamo and his leg shackels being too tight. The detainee refused to cooperate in the interview and continued to complain about his conditions (non-specific). When he was confronted with false statement he previously made, he said he made them because another prisioner told him to lie when in American custody. The interview concluded with the detainee stating he would be more forthcoming in the future and that he did not wan to die in Cuba.

 
 
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FBI interview of Camp Delta detainee. Detainee recounts beatings and torture he experienced and witnessed at Sarpooza (AKA Sarposa) prison in Afghanistan. Detainee is shown pictures and told of the extent of the attack on the World Trade Center. Detainee was also shown pictures and asked to identify Camp Delta detainees.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with Charles Frahm. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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Statement of officer who supervises detainee operations at Radwaniyah Palace Complex. "Bread and water is basically what we can support them with. They get as much bread as they can eat and one piece three times a day was more than they wanted." Refers to interrogation practices, and states that "[redacted] have never interrogated on their own, and have never been left by themselves in a room with a detainee." Mentions a military dog named Coji that was given to the unit as a gift but is not used for interrogations, although the person believes there is a regulation allowing the use of dogs. "I've heard allegations of everything from probes to dogs, all kinds of tortures. All the stuff you see on T.V. at Abu Ghraib, I've heard about us to [sic]."

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Major thirty one questions regarding soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The Major stated, that he/she used "common sense" to conduct detainee operations until visited by Inspector General. No detainee operations training prior to deployment. Two deaths: one from heart attack and one natural causes. Also, mentioned that the detainee numbering system was among his/her biggest headaches. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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This statement by an Army Captain with the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion was at several operating bases in Iraq and specifically at Camp Victory Bushmaster, Dogwood and Abu Ghraib Prison on or about July 23, 2003. The Capt. stated that the interrogation environment in Abu Ghraib Prison was challenging because the U.S. interrogation training and doctrine is rooted in and geared towards a conventional, cold war threat and toward the Arab mindset. The Capt. recalled two incidents, the first incident the interviewee discussed was hearing of an unauthorized interrogation of a female detainee by three soldiers in Cell block 1B. Second incident the he heard of was one of inappropriate actions during an interrogation where a female soldier stripped a detainee down to his underwear and escorted him through the camp. Stated that he/she was unaware of detainees having water thrown at them, or being naked and forced to stand on a box with a hood over their head.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG in July 2004 Interviewee recalled an incident that involved a soldier screaming at detainees after a mortar attack. Interviewee noted that the use of dogs required prior approval.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG as a Member of the Military Intelligence Group (dates unknown). Recalled seeing MPs make detainees perform physical exercise, while yelling at them. This occurred either before a detainee was interrogated, but it also occurred at random hours at night. Interviewee was aware of MPs taking pictures of detainees. Recalled detainees being naked. Recalled an incident where a detainee threw his feces; MPs made him take a cold shower, then roll in the dirt and air dry naked, then shower in cold water again (the MPs laughed and yelled at the detainee during this incident). Recalled seeing an MP slap a detainee. The detainee refused to continue doing physical exercises.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-six questions, given to a Captain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000977.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Sergeant First Class (SFC) who arrived to Abu Ghraib prison in December 2003. The SFC recalled seeing a sign regarding the stripping down of a detainee and his cell for security purposes. The SFC inquired and the orders were countermanded due to the instructions being in contravention to proper detainee handling procedures, and the detainee was restored his clothing and cell accouterments. the SFC then identified several other soldiers from photos of detainee abuse.

 
 
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Documents detainee interview at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The detainee is a High Value detainee and most of the memo is redacted.

 
 
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FBI notes on an interview with a detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo. The detainee comments on his conditions and the other detainees. Detainee does not make any allegations of abuse or mis-treatment.

 
 
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Sworn Statement of a Sergeant assigned to Abu Ghraib prison. The Sgt. recalled finding a detainee naked in their cell, the detainee was identified as a high level official. Recalled the detainee was embarrassed about being naked in the cell (provided the detainee a sheet to cover himself-although his clothing was in a closet with the clothes of other detainees) with a female present. Recalled detainees stating they were beaten when initially arrested and would present their bruises.Stated that one interrogator would use stress positions until she signed the IROE. Would ask the MPs to strip the detainees for interrogations, but would have them clothed when being returned to their cell. If he/she used the hole, stated it would only be for 30 min. Records finding a detainee naked in the cell, who was embarassed that there was a female in the same cell. Also records "quite a few others naked in the cell. I did not discuss this with anyone because it was known that the detainees were in their cells naked. It was a call by the MPs to keep them naked in the cells." Notes, "detainees would tell us that they were beaten when they were initially arrested and they would show us their bruises. Often times the detainees that were beaten during arrest were quite relieved that they weren't being abused at the prison. One detainee that I recall admitted to lying to us because he thought that he was going to be beaten, and decided to talk after he found out we wouldn't hurt him." Adds that "we asked the MP on duty to strip [a detainee] naked for us for the interrogation. . . .We could use stress positions without the approval of higher." But then notes, " I never saw or was aware of any detainee abuse, humiliation . . ."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn statement by an Administrative Specialist who has "guarded at the RPC facility about 4 times." States that "there's no indication that any detainees have been abused." Mentions that detainees are "handcuffed all the time in their cell." Continues, "I don't know of any instance that a detainee was punched or kicked."

 
 
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Sworn statement by a Command Sergeant Major. States that detainees have "generally been blindfolded, hooded, or both." States that sometimes detainees were not immediately given blankets or mats, but "the longest I've seen someone without a blanket or mat was probably 24 hours." Mentions the use of stress positions, "a standing position normally, having to do maybe with the wall." Discusses an allegation of a detainee being kicked; the detainee was found not to be abused. States, "I've heard allegations (of abuse) at Adamiya Palace." Mentions a detainee who was turned over to Coalition Forces "who died later...and was found with a sock in his mouth. There's one who died up in the 103 area under the Task Unit...that was the one in Mosul." Refers to another allegation of abuse that "had to do with kicking."

 
 
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This sworn statement is by a civilian contractor with the Titan Corp. assigned to Abu Ghraib prison on October 13, 2003 as a Linguist/Translator to conduct translation services during interrogations at the prison. The translator recalled hearing discussion of sleep deprivation of a detainee and recalled a shooting incident on November 24, 2003. He recalled seeing one detainee wearing women's underwear and the detainee had water tossed on him, while the detainee cried 'No!.' The translator also recalled seeing dogs in the cells, but was not sure for what purpose they were used. The translator stated that he "never observed dogs being used to frighten detainees…I am not aware of any humiliation done by an interrogator to a detainee. I worked with three British Interrogators. I have never had any problems with the linguists’ interpreters. I never had or saw any problems with any of the interrogators.”

 
 
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Sworn statement, interviewee stated, I was asked to observe an interrogation which possibly fell on the border line [of inappropriate techniques]. Also, stated that he/she "heard of an unauthorized interrogation by three interrogators in SEP 03. The interrogators took a female detainee at night and became fresh with her." Also, stated: "Ghost detainees were those detainees who arrived at Abu Ghraib, but did not possess all documentation necessary for full in-processing. They were usually sourced from TF-121 or Other Governmental Agencies."

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Michael Chertoff, regarding his knowledge about FBI involvement in the use of legally questionable interrogation techniques for detainees as well as the role and interest of the FBI Criminal Division in detainee interrogations.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG on October 6, 2003 as a member of the GTMO team consisting of CW3 [redacted]. Interviewee noted that it was his/her job to approve interrogation techniques prior to their use. Interviewee stated that he/she had knowledge of detainees on sleep deprivation and dietary management. Also, was aware of the use of stress positions (e.g. having a detainee sitting against the wall for 15 minutes). Stated that he/she knew of nakedness in GTMO, but did not use the technique. Noted that he/she would see naked detainees in the hard site once in a while. Interviewee noted on one occasion, he/she saw a MP put pink ladies underwear on a detainee, the interviewee stated "I believe he said that the detainee was placed in pink I silky women's underwear because the detainee was being punished for something he, did wrong." Recalled an evening where a detainee had a weapon and shot at MPs, stated that on that evening, dogs were used. At one point he/she was almost bit by a dog; the dog did bite the handler. Also, recalled seeing a detainee being force fed an IV, the MPs would hold him down while the IV was in him. Interviewee also recalled hearing about a female officer stripping a detainee naked and walking him back from interrogations.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Captain: Military Police Co.. The Captain was not aware of the National Detainee Reporting Center or entering a detainee into the database: Name, Ethnicity, Where capture, Age; release and to whom/where. No training on TDRC [Theater Detainee Reporting Center].

 
 
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This Captain, a Military Police (MP) Platoon Leader with the 72nd Military Police Company was assigned to Abu Ghraib prison from May 21, 2003 to late October 2003. The Capt. stated "I was one of the first soldiers on the ground and helped set up perimeter security while the rest of the unit convoyed to the location. The secondary mission for the facility was to train the Iraqi corrections officers to eventually take over the facility. During my shifts, I would walk through the facility to make sure things were running smoothly. At least once a night I would physically check on operations. Most of the interrogation activities occurred during the day; I never witnessed a night interrogation. I observed MI making detainees do Physical Training (PT) in tents. On most occasions the Military Intelligence (MI) folks would do the PT with the detainee. I also witnessed Ml making detainees stretch their arms out for extended, but not extensive periods of time. I did not witness any abuse or maltreatment of detainees while at AG. I was never asked nor heard of any other MP being asked by MI to abuse or humiliate detainees. I never witnessed any nakedness of detainees outside of in-processing (I once participated in the search of an inprocessing female). If I would have been asked by Ml to strip a detainee, I would have questioned the request. By doctrine MP's do not employ techniques to control or modify behavior above restraint and segregation. MP's do not utilize humiliation as a form of control."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a First Sergeant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The form is almost entirely blank except for handwritten notes at the end.

 
 
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Notes, Detainee refuses to answer any questions for his being mistreated. Guard records reflect that the detainee was being punished, which included removal of comfort items, to include sheets, hot meals, and all drinking cups. Detainee has answered every question posed to him about his past, and doesn't think that he has anything else to say. The detainee claims that he is unable physically and mentally to answer any questions due to his severe fatigue, caused by not having sheets. Detainee states he will not talk to investigators until his treatment gets better."

 
 
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This statement by Major General Walter Wojdakowski described Abu Ghraib prison environment and general roles of Sanchez, Karpinski and Pappas. There is no specific mention of abuse, and the document is very difficult to read due to poor image quality.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Rank: Sergeant; 101 MP Co.; Team Leader. Regarding interrogation tactics.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The soldier states that paperwork is a problem and that there was no Law of War or Detainee Operations training.

 
 
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Testimony of Command Sergeant Major Joseph P. Arrison, 320th Military Police Battalion. CMS Arrison was not originally deployed with his unit and was “held back” at Ft. Dix and in the rear in Iraq when the incidents of detainee abuse that occurred at Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib. What happened involving his MP Battalion happened when the CMS was not with the unit. He stated that by the time he re-joined his unit the abuse allegations had come to light, and his first act was to transfer seven (7) of the soldiers involved out of the unit. He was questioned extensively about command and the leadership of the Brigade. The CMS repeated “didn't know anything had transpired. Once again, I didn't get in country until December the 3d, and didn't get to Abu Ghraib until December the 5th. I was unaware that any of this had ever occurred until this all came out, sir”. The interview continued with the CMS being asked about what he heard and him denying any knowledge of the abuse events.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel David Nahmias, regarding his knowledge about legal issues raised about the interrogation techniques employed in a redacted detainee's interrogation at Guantanamo Bay. The notes also reference an AG Letter and the McCrary Memo.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-six questions, given to a First Lieutenant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a Staff Sergeant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Statement of detainee captured by Special Forces and taken to a place that he believed belonged to the CIA. States that he was held in a box "one meter long and one meter high," given no food for three days, and prevented from sleeping by "loud music, [and] they were hitting the ceiling so we won't sleep." States that he was kept blindfolded and beaten during interrogations.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including nineteen questions, given to a Major/Chaplain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The Major/Chaplain responded that detainees were treated with dignity and respect.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a detainee. States that following his capture, he was held for two and a half days in a box too small for him to stand. States, "I couldn't sleep in two days. They were playing very loud Western music, like rock music." States that he was denied food and water until the last day. Kurdish translator slapped him during an interrogation. Refers to another detainee who "had wounds on both of his shoulders from where they were pulling him on the ground and he had some head injuries from where they beat him with a pistol on the back of his head."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from August 21, 2003 to March 29, 2004 as a member of Internal Reaction Force. Stated that he/she witnessed and reported two incidents (the events were not described). Observed "several instances of both MPs giving physical training sessions to detainees as punishment measure to include what is called 'rocking,' whereby the detainee is made to kneel on gravel or rocks as a control measure." Also, observed "excessive" yelling.

 
 
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Testimony of First Lieutenant Michael A. Drayton, Commander, 870th Military Police Company. 1LT Drayton described the tension between the Military Police and the Military Intelligence components at Abu Ghraib. Then the 1Lt stated "One of my soldiers was involved in a shooting, during an escape attempt, and there is an investigation in regards to that. I understand, yes, there may have been some abuse with one of the units and some prisoners. I don't know the details". The panel then gave the 1LT some written questions to answer and the interview was concluded.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000601.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-four questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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The CITF Report documents information received from an unknown detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The report is heavily redacted, however, some of the detainee's allegations were not redacted. The detainee alleged the following: a soldier forcibly took his photo, also, during an interrogation, the interrogator turned the air conditioning down as low as it would go and left him in the room for approximately 7-8 hours without food or water. According to the detainee the room was so cold he was shaking.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG in October 2003 as a Civilian Interrogator. Reported seeing an MP shoot a detainee with a rubber bullet. Did not hear of requests to 'soften up' detainees. Did remember seeing and hearing dogs, and did hear that the dogs were used, but did not know who used them. Also, recalled a soldier providing him/her with a thumbdrive containing pictures, recalled seeing photos of detainees in "terrible positions." Stated that some detainees were dead, some were naked. Some pictures showed detainees with bags over their heads with soldiers in the pictures. Also, recalled an officer being disciplined for walking a detainee around naked.

 
 
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This sworn statement is a firsthand account of an Army Corporal with the 325 Military Intelligence Battalion who witnessed detainees at Abu Ghraib prison stripped naked, made to do physical training (PT) and humiliated. This Corporal stated that they were told by personnel on the scene that this was an “Interrogation Technique” and to kick the detainees if they fall asleep. The reported the abuse up the chain of command.

 
 
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Sworn statement of an Iraqi civilian mentions a female detainee and her two (2) brothers as supporting Anti-coalition activities, but states that they "were never threatened, beaten, or abused." Also refers to an Iraqi Policeman.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This Sergeant was assigned to Abu Ghraib prison from May 22, 2003 to November 4, 2003. The Sergeant stated "MPs never used physical force, withheld food, humiliated or otherwise abused detainees as a control measure. Military Police (MP) were asked to provide security for interrogations and I observed Military Intelligence (MI) interrogations both in the hard Site (Tier IA) and in tents in Camp Vigilant. I saw MI use stress positions (standing, arms outstretched) and believe this was an effective technique. I did not consider it to be abusive or employed excessively. MI also employed sleep deprivation and verbal assault (yelling) techniques. I never saw MI do anything I'd consider really "crazy.' MI (both sokliers and Other Government Agencies (OGA)) did use clothing removal as an interrogation technique in Tier IA. It was not conunon but it was routine and authorized by Ml."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Soldier with the 320 Military Police Battalion Guard answers questions about detainee operations.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID, also, an Arabic linguist was present to translate. The detainee was uncooperative, he said it was because the Koran was humiliated.

 
 
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Largely illegible. Sworn statement by an NCO regarding detention procedures. States that detainees were generally held for 1-2 days, and "5 days at the most." States, "I've never heard of any allegations of abuse."

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including twenty-six questions, given to a Captain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Sworn statements of three (3) detainees at Abu Ghraib. FIRST STATEMENT: Detainee states that he "was never hit in Abu Ghraib," but was mistreated between his capture and his arrival at Abu Ghraib. Describes being interrogated and hit "by an American and an Iraqi." States that, at Abu Ghraib, he was "made to walk over rocks without shoes" with hands tied behind him. Also describes being hit on the head and having his head hit against a wall, causing dizziness and hallucinations for 3 days. States that this type of treatment lasted for his first 15 days at Abu Ghraib. SECOND STATEMENT: Detainee states that he was kept in isolation for 55 days after arriving at Abu Ghraib. Alleges that he was "not allowed to sleep" for four days and was "forced to kneel on gravel" with a bag over his heads before coming to Abu Ghraib. THIRD STATEMENT: States that "US forces...placed a hood over our heads and made us lie on the ground. They stepped on our backs." Detainee describes being forced to kneel on gravel and being prevented from sleeping for four days, along with various male family members. Statement contains names of facilities, but they have been redacted.

 
 
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Sworn statement of medical personnel mentions being told of detainee's death from hypothermia. The detainee was brought in to the detention facility and was later transferred to a medical facility where he died. The allegations are that the detainee was abused and sodomized upon capture. Believes that allegation that detainee was sodomized with a bottle is "absurd." The quality of the copy is difficult to read.

 
 
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This document is testimony given by Steven Bradbury, acting Assistant Attorney General of the OLC before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The testimony contains Mr. Bradbury's summary of the four legal standards that apply to the CIA's interrogation and detention program. The four standards he discusses are the federal anti-torture statute, the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, the War Crimes Act, and Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions.

 
 
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DOD interview of a former Staff Judge Advocate regarding her knowledge of detainee abuse at Guantanamo (GTMO). The former SJA was stationed at GTMO from June 2002 to June 2003. The former SJA recalled learning of an incident where a detainee's mouth was duct taped because the detainee was yelling resistance messages; the tape was used because the soldiers feared the detainee's message would incite a riot. The interviewee also heard about an incident where an interrogator performed a lap dance for a detainee. Also, the interviewee was aware of the Secretary of Defense's approval of twenty hour interrogations. Lastly, the interviewee recalled temperature manipulation and yelling being used as interrogation techniques.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Bruce Swartz, regarding his knowledge about FBI concerns related to the mistreatment of detainees as well as his knowledge related to incidents of alleged detainee mistreatment and abuse.

 
 
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Lt. Col. Edwards was a force provider to the Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Center. His was an Interrogation Company. It provided interrogators & analyst to the Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Center, otherwise known as the JIDC. He also had an MP platoon that pulled some duty on perimeter security of Abu Ghraib. Lt. Col. Edwards then stated "I've heard rumors of events that have happened. I have not seen evidence". and that concluded his understanding about detainee abuse. around the prison.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) with A Company, 202d Military Intelligence Battalion who arrived Abu Ghraib prison on or about January 18, 2004. Interviewee described procedures dealing with hard copy packets of detainee files at Abu Ghraib. the CW3 stated "rior to my arrival and during the first approximately two months of my time here, the dossiers were separated and filed by Section and the Section Sergeant was responsible for maintaining control of the paperwork. Since then, all of the dossiers are filed together and accounted for by the ICE leadership. Rarely does a dossier physically leave the ICE. When it does, it is only for a short time. When intelligence exploitation of the Detainee is completed, the Detainee Assessment Branch (DAB) process begins. The interrogator and the Section Sergeant decide the Detainee has no more intelligence value. They ensure the dossier is complete and attach a DAB Memorandum for Record in the BATs database. The dossier is then brought to me. I review the dossier and the MFR and pass the dossier to the Collection, Management, and Dissemination (CMD) shop for further review. Previous to May, 2004, I was taking out all the handwritten notes and the Interrogation Plans of the dossier before submitting the dossiers to CMD. Starting in May, 2004, I began leaving the Interrogation Plans in the dossier. After passing to CMD, the dossier will never come back in to the ICE unless a requirement is found that has not been addressed. If the dossier does return, the requirement is addressed and the DAB process begins again. Processing exceptions to the counter-resistance policy differs between what happens now and what I was told was happening when I arrived."

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from October 7-21, 2003 as a member of the Mobile Training Team. Interviewee recalled the he/she had a conversation with [redacted] concerning the IROE and interrogation approaches. Stated that he/she gave him examples of approaches including Pride and Ego Down where an interrogator took a Koran, threw it on the floor and stepped on it, (which caused a riot), and also stated that barking dogs could be effective. I told him that in Afghanistan the interrogators could use an adjusted sleep schedule for detainees. The interviewee also stated that the conversation he/she had with [redacted] was meant to explain why these activities were prohibited or restricted. Also, that [redacted] understood that his/her intent was to only take advantage of the detainees pre-existing fear.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a translator regarding allegations of detainee abuse. The translator states that they have given statements in the past two (2) weeks and the current statement concerns a complaint by a detainee about being abused. The translator wrote "I've heard many, many detainees talking about the palace and [redacted]. Detainees also talk about bad treatment from Iraqis and Coalition Forces at the airport." Mentions detainees who were "brought from the airport in bad shape by I think 41D," but says, "I really don't know the name of the unit [redacted]."

 
 
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Medical personnel at the intake of detention facility states that he recalls a detainee coming in and during in-take the detainee complained of lower back pain, and the detainee described it as kidney pain. The medical personnel examined the detainee and noticed some scabbing upon the detainees wrists due to the flexi-cuffs, but does not recall the detainee having any signs of abuse on his face. The soldier states that he documented the items of injury as they appeared, if it was not documented it was not present.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. Two interviews were conducted by Special Agents with the FBI, a Special Agent with the Air Force (AFOSI) and a Special Agent with NCIS, also, a linguist was present to translate in both interviews. The first detainee answered questions regarding his past and whether he identified with the Taliban. He stated that he was beaten by Americans when he was detained in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The second detainee stated he was in the Tango block of the camp and alleged that two guards in the unit, known as '94' and 'keys' treated the detainees badly.

 
 
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Interviewee (title and length of assignment unknown). Interviewee reviewed several photographs of the alleged detainee abuse; identified several individuals.

 
 
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Interview of a LT. Col. who is a medical doctor on the handling of wounded/medical needs detainees. The doctor also related his personal experience at Abu Ghraib when the riot broke out and his experience with the 530th Military Police Battalion. Interview abruptly ends with the end of the audio tape recording the interview.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee became the Chief of Staff under MG Fast in October 2003. Interviewee's sworn statement describes the general atmosphere at AG (chain of command, etc.); explains a lack of "formal system to monitor [contractor] performance" as "one of our biggest mistakes." Interviewee stated that he/she was "aware of only two problems throughout the contractor force..." for vague breaches like use of alcohol or "duty performance issues". Interviewee noted tension between [redacted] and Pappas, also, that "there did appear to be confusion with the MP [chain of command] relationship."

 
 
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reports results of interview conducted of detainee at Bagram Control Point, Bagram, Afghanistan.ÿ Detainee stated that he did not have knowledge of Usama Bin Laden, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed or Al Qaeda because no one is allowed to speak inside BCP.

 
 
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This special inquiry document reports that an inspector requested an SSA previously detailed to GTMO to provide a statement of observed behavior regarding the treatment of military detainees at the facility. Said SSA witnessed no aggressive detainee treatment during their intermittent assignment from March to May 2003.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID, also, a linguist was present to translate. The detainee previously refused to speak because he believed the guards did not respect the Koran.

 
 
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This document is part of the Taguba Report (Annex 83) and included here in the Fay Report. The interview is of Sergeant First Class Keith A. Comer, Platoon Sergeant of the 229th Military Police Company assigned to Abu Ghraib Prison in 2003. The 1SG states that he witnessed incidents of detainee abuse while at Abu Ghraib. The Taguba Report version of this document is substantially less redacted and contains more supporting documents than this version in this Report. It is recommended that you see ACLU RDI 289 for the Taguba Report Annex 83 for a more expansive version of this document.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee's title and length of assignment in AG is unknown. Interviewee's sworn statement provided an ID of an individual, also the interviewee provided that "the conduct and treatment of the prisoners were not to standards."

 
 
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This statement gives details of detention procedures and denies allegations of abuse. The soldier states that all the detainees were under lock and key; all detainees were provided food and water; and the detainees could have their diet to meet their needs. He denies knowledge of detainee abuse.

 
 
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Statement is by the Brigade Surgeon for 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division providing a statement regarding detainee who died of hypothermia. The surgeon stated that the detainee "came in on 12/25/2003 in a wheelchair, unconscious, not responding verbally and I couldn't find a pulse on him. [The detainee ] was severely hypothermic." The detainee was pronounced dead at the 28th CSH (hospital). Doctor saw some bruising that was a few days old and doesn't believe it had anything to do with detainee's death. "I believe his death was caused by severe hypothermia". Also states he has never seen a detainee for injuries from sodomy.

 
 
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Documents detainee interview at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.ÿ Detainee mentions that he is only allowed to use the bathroom every six hours, which hinders his water intake, requests to be moved back to "general population".

 
 
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Sworn statement by interrogator from 1st Airborne Division. Discusses interrogations at Adhamiya, and talks about the difficulty of getting reliable interpreters. States, "I've not heard any allegations of abuse at [redacted], except from the prisoners themselves.... The one time we did find evidence of abuse, we took photographs and ... launched a 15-6 investigation." States that "there's a significant amount of fabrication and deception by the detainees about abuse."

 
 
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Statement from the Army regarding allegations of abuse at Abu Ghraib (two versions). Army as Executive Agent for Detainee Operations provided talking points regarding contract interrogator standards, interrogation training improvements, and Army responsibility generally regarding detainees.

 
 
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Testimony of Staff Sergeant Robert Elliot, Squad Leader, 372nd Military Police Company. SSG Elliot's job as a Squad Leader and Assistant NCOIC was to keep accountability of inmates, receive new prisoners, the in processing and out processing of inmates, report prison security and all other transactions regarding prisoners, but he was removed from that position pending the outcome of the investigation in to detainee abuse. There were soldiers under his command involved in the allegations of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. He added "I was not around when the allegations happened. I was very offended to hear my name mentioned in the allegation. I've never conducted myself in that manner or even been involved in anything that comes close to this". On the use of dogs at Abu Ghraib he said "We used our dogs to sniff out grenades; we had reports of grenades getting in the facility. Then after the shooting we had them search for bombs. The dogs were also used as a show of force. I did hear about an interpreter getting bit, I think Military Intelligence (MI) used the dogs for interviewing purposes". He also added "We knew things were not supposed to be the way they were, like having juveniles and females in the military holds. We also fought all the time with MI and Battalion about common criminals being in the military hold areas. We were stuck in the middle. That battle went on for months, we knew there were guidelines, but it was above our pay grades we just did as we were told". He then described the difficulties of the prison from a management point-of-view. The panel concluded by having him complete answers to written questions attached to the end of the transcript.

 
 
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Testimony of Sergeant First Class Shannon K. Snider, Platoon Sergeant, 372nd Military Police Company. SFC Snider's duties were as the NCOIC of the hard site. Her duties included working to safeguard prisoners, make sure inmates receive meals on time, supervise Iraqi corrections officers (ICO's), and man the different wings of the prison. On detainee abuse SFC stated "I am aware of the allegations of the abuse of the detainees. Four (4) of the soldiers involved belonged to my platoon...A few people did some things they knew they shouldn't have done. Posted or not, what I heard is not against Geneva Convention, it just against command policy. I don't care if it's written or not they should have none not to do that". SFC Snider continued "I have never heard the term "softening up" used; I assume it means breaking down. I've heard Military Intelligence (MI) saying that we have to break them down. I assume the term means break them down mentally to get them to speak free. It is my understanding that the orders MI handed down were legal. We tried to get limitations from MI on what we could and could not do, but we never received any". The panel gave SFC Snider a list of items, to be addressed, and be written on a Sworn Statement, which is contained at the end of the document.

 
 
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An Army Major with the 320th Military Police Battalion Internment Resettlement discusses Military Police Procedures and Detainee Processing at Abu Ghraib Prison. He discusses the operations at the prison and the challenges faced. He describes certain events such as the Palm Sunday riot and other riotous acts by the detainees and other issues faced at the prison.

 
 
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This Army Questionnaire is part of a larger sensing operation to understand the training and preparation of soldiers in the field in dealing with detainees.

 
 
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Sworn statement of an interviewee who was assigned to AG in early August 2003. Interviewee generally described Sanchez's frustration regarding detainee operations situation and other miscellaneous detainee operations issues.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including fifty-one questions, given to a Staff Sergeant (SSG) regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. Staff Sergeant responded that he/she did not receive much training on detainee operations.

 
 
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Statement regarding a female detainee who was "detained for being the main financier of anti-Coalition activities in the Azimiyah area of Baghdad." States that detainee was "a known cell leader in the Azimiyah area" and gave money to her brothers for anti-Coalition activities.

 
 
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Interviewee was the Deputy Commander of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade at the end of July 2003 in AG. Sworn statement included the following incidents, first, involved a "A/519th soldiers who conducted inappropriate interrogations of a female detainee." The second incident was a disagreement between ICRC and JIDC. The third incident was a shooting in the 1A on November 24th. The last recalled incident involved a female specialist with the 205th and her mistreatment of a detainee. Did not recall seeing naked detainees, and did see dogs but they were not being used during interrogations.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG in early October as a the day shift Supervisor of Tier 1-3. Stated that he/she was unaware of detainee abuse and photos until it was reported on TV. Did recall, in mid-December "[o]ne day as I was walking the hard site, I saw in Tier 1 on the second floor, a two detainees on the ground facing down with only his stun, a bag over his head and naked below his waist I told my MP to cover him up and a blanket was placed over the detainee." Also recalled the following incident, where he/she found "a tub in the middle of the hallway with wires coming out and going into a cell. I picked up the tub and there was a transformer there. I opened the cell and there was a huge radio and a naked detainee in the cell. The detainee was not in the open and was alone. I asked someone who the hell placed him there but no one knew." Also noted, "[w]hen I would make my rounds in the morning I would find detainees in Tier IB without clothes. I would ask why they didn't have any clothes and I was told that they were that way before shift started. No names were given. I would have the MPs give them clothes. In the beginning, I did see detainees in the MI side with women's underwear and one with a suit covering his pnvate parts with two MRE containers. I did not understand it because when they came in from Vigilant, Gantt, or other places, they were clothed. I was told it was MIs way of making an uncomfortable environment in which helped with interrogations."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire including forty-six questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The soldier stated in part, however, that there was some training should [be] more [training on] death. The soldier responded to a question regarding the procedure for death of a detainee during riot, escapees were shot In response to a question about what type of medical support was available, the Official stated that he/she recalled a lot of medevacing...a lot of medical escorts for wounded.

 
 
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The interview is summarized as follows: This matter of proceeding is a formality because Lieutenant Colonel Jerry L. Phillabaum invoked his rights, and is seeking legal counsel. The panel briefed Lieutenant Colonel Jerry L. Phillabaum on the scope of the investigation. Lieutenant Colonel Jerry L. Phillabaum wished not to speak on any matters regarding this investigation. Lieutenant Colonel Jerry L. Phillabaum was dismissed by the panel.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG as an interrogator. Recalled an incident with a detainee who "made physical contact" with the interrogator's analyst, as a result the detainee was placed against the wall, upon pushing the analyst, the interrogation ended. During the exchange, the interviewee recalled at different intervals threatening to remove the detainee's pants, shirt and blanket (unclear if the detainee was undressed). Did not recall any incidents of abuse.

 
 
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This interview is of a 2LT with the 320th Military Police Battalion. He describes his unit and how they were deployed to Iraq. He then describes his job function and the process of gathering military intelligence; identifying High Value Detainees; and the detainee interview process. The interview ends when the tape recording the interview stops.

 
 
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The document is a sworn statement from a redacted entity regarding two incidents at the Abu Ghurayb Prison which involved the use of dogs to intimidate and injure detainees.

 
 
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This document is a statement by [redacted], who was in direct supervision of detainee/guard interactions at a regimental detention facility. On July 4, 2004, officers were on duty at the facility and allegedly abused a detainee. A witness told the interviewee that he/she observed a Marine make a detainee stand up and sit down repeatedly then kick dirt in the detainee's face. Detainees, Abdullah Tohtasinovich Magrupov, Bacha Khan, and Dawd Gul are mentioned in the statement.

 
 
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Interview summary of First Lieutenant conducted by a team of officers at the direction of Major General Antonio Taguba. The 1LT was in charge of the Internal Reaction Force (IRF), and provided escort guards within the confines of Abu Ghraib Prison. He included a a description of detainee abuse in the back of a truck arriving at the prison one day. He came upon just after occurring and witnessed by his platoon sergeant. Another incident involved a soldier hitting, cursing, and shoving a detainee's face toward the ground. The detainee was restrained and posed no threat. He also describes his training on Geneva Convention protocols and the Rules of Engagement and Standard Operating Procedures for his Unit.

 
 
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This is the sworn statement of the Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) in December 2003 when a detainee was brought in for processing. The NCOIC stated he remembered the detainee was carried because he could not walk on his own. He states the detainee was "cold to the touch” and unresponsive to a sternum rub. Although the NCOIC states he does not recall seeing any bruising upon the detainee and there were no external indications that the detainee had been beaten. He also states he did not see any indications that this detainee had been sodomized. It is this NCO’s understanding that the detainee died after being transferred to the 501st FSB medical clinic.

 
 
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Interviewee visited AG approximately five times. His/her sworn statement generally discusses the military protocol at AG.

 
 
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FBI Summary Notes indicate that the detainees are upset with the way they are treated by the guards. They are upset because they are being held as prisoners without being charged with a crime and that they should be charged or released; The guards are treating the detainees like animals; and some guards are a little rough. The detainee states there is a hunger strike in place and talk amongst the detainees that an unknown number of detainees are going to commit suicide for the purpose of protesting the treatment at Camp Delta and to protest keeping innocent men at Camp Delta. The interview ends with the detainee stating he has "respect" for the FBI interviewers.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This is the sworn statement of a military intelligence civilian contractor from the CACI company assigned to Abu Ghraib prison as a Screene in mid-December 2003. He states that he did not recall directly observing any abuse at Abu Ghraib. He states that he did, however, see a lot of detainees come to Abu Ghraib abused. One detainee reported an incident of rape and death that occurred in January at Asamiya (Adhamiya) Palace. The interviewee heard through interpreters that the dead brother was killed and hung by Iraqi police. He also stated that a detainee saw an American at the Palace with a flag on his arm.

 
 
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Statement is by a detainee guard with the 2/3 FA. The soldier stated that "I remember a family of two sisters and three brothers". In reference to one of the brothers, "he was mostly sleeping" and "was wet from pissing himself". "There was no indication that any of his brothers appeared to be beat up, physically abused or sodomized". "A lot of the detainees had it better than we had it".

 
 
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The detainee was interviewed at Camp Delta, and stated that three to four weeks ago, at Camp X-ray, an unknown number of guards "entered his cell, unprovoked, and started spitting and cursing at him. The guards called him a 'son of a bitch' and a 'bastard,' then told him he was crazy. [redacted] rolled onto his stomach to protect himself . . . A soldier . . . jumped on his back and started beating him in the face. [redacted] then choked him until he passed out. [redacted] stated that [redacted] was beating him because [redacted] was a Muslim and [redacted] is a Christian. [Redacted] indicated there was a female guard named [redacted] who was also beating him and grabbed his head and beat it into the cell floor." The detainee added that on another occasion, he was placed in isolation after a dispute with a guard over food (he has certain dietary restrictions).

 
 
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Sworn statement from a Civilian assigned to AG as an interrogator. He/she did not recall observing abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. The gentleman did say "I did not witness or know about any detainee abuse or any photos of detainees. I did not witness any use. of dogs but I did hear from an E-4 from the 470th MI who had an Iranian detainee and a dog bite a detainee on the thigh. There was no interrogation being conducted at the time and the interrogator did not incite the dog." Finally he said "I was never aware of any Military Intelligence personnel telling MPs to "soften up" a detainee or give them "the treatment." I am refering to the treament being a bad thing."

 
 
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Sworn statement of Statement of Sergeant Major Concerning Detainee Interrogation Operations at Rawaniya Palace Complex Baghdad and discussing detention policies. States, "The CISOF and FOB detainee policy was to do field interrogation, process and to turn over detainees to conventional US forces within 72 hours". Talks about the first detainees at Radwaniyah and the need for a temporary holding facility there. Continues, "The rule was 72 hours but I knew we never kept anybody 72 hours and I am pretty sure never over 14 hours."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Statement of a soldier who is of a combat medic assigned to 2/3/ FA. The soldier states that he did not see "detainees suffering from injuries due to being physically abused. I vaguely remember a family of two sisters and some brothers detained in the December timeframe." The medic stated that most of the detainees complained of the flexi-cuffs, headaches or other minor issues, but not about being abused. He also denies knowledge of any cases of sodomy of detainees.

 
 
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Sworn statement of Chief Warrant Officer 3 discusses interrogation and detention conditions and practices. "Titan employees don't interrogate?they translate. Interrogators are all military or FBI." Mentions food provided to detainees and changing practices regarding hooding and blindfolds. Refers to an interrogation in which "the reason the guy talked to me was because he had some cuts on his leg, and I put some iodine on his wounds.... Being nice is the best thing you could do." Further states, "There's no reason to put new Jihadists on the street, so that's our policy." States, "A detainee generally doesn't get screamed at worse than a basic training recruit. I am not aware of any physical abuse that has occurred here.... Stress positions are not authorized. Our interrogation techniques are conversation, aggressive conversation."

 
 
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Sworn Statement by an interpreter. States, "I'm a lawyer and I used to be an interrogator, so sometimes you can't force a person to give you information.... Even I know about Human Rights." States, "I've never seen anyone use sticks, wires, or dogs."

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a Colonel with authority over detainee operations. He addresses the situation concerning an Iraqi family (2 Brothers & 1 Sister) that was arrested, detained and interrogated at Abu Ghrtaib prison. The Colonel states, "I'm satisfied with the procedures, although there were a couple of blips." Refers to some incidents of alleged abuse: first, a detainee who "had some skin missing off his knees" due to kneeling for an extended period of time on gravel; "the kneeling on gravel was discontinued." Second, a detainee with "evidence on his shins which could have been burns," but were found to be due to a preexisting medical condition. Refers to a series of emails discussing chain of command. Also mentions the death of a detainee; "the preliminary finding ... was that the detainee died of a heart attack while in custody" around April 3rd. States, "I don't have any concerns of how CJSOTF conducted detainee operations"; "the only concern I have is the elevated techniques. Are you using the correct IROE [Interrogation Rules of Engagement].... We did everything necessary to make sure everybody was aware of what's going on at least in legal channels."

 
 
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Interview of FBI Supervisory Special Agent in Charge (SSAC) on their knowledge of detainee abuse at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). The SSAC was assigned to GTMO on two separate occasions, the first was from June 25, 2002 to August 2002 and from August 2003 to May 2005. The interviewee heard of a member of the Special Projects Team posing as a FBI agent during an interrogation, interviewee added that 90% of interrogators impersonated other people.

 
 
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Sworn statement by US Navy Commander. Discusses detainee detention limits and extensions. States, "The facilities we maintained for detainee exploitation are austere but more than adequate." Makes no mention of abuse, and states, "The most aggressive interrogation technique that I've seen used is the good cop/bad cop, between two different interrogators in the room." Continues, "I've never seen a guy get beaten or kicked, and I wouldn't put up with it." The second page of the statement is entirely redacted.

 
 
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Statement of Civilian Contractor (CACI), Interrogator who arrived to Abu Ghraib October 5, 2003. Stated that he/she did not witness abuse of detainees; use of dogs or any photos being taken of detainees.

 
 
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[Document is unreadable in parts]. Interviewee was a member of the Internal Reaction Force. Interviewee stated that he/she observed a captain beating a detainee during the weapon search. Stated "[o]ne soldier was standing next to the [unreadable] side of the prisoner's head with the barrel of his rifle pressed against the prisoner's head." Stated the detainee had a sandbag over his head during the beating. Also noted: "I observed that the prisoners at the compounds were receiving punishment in the way of being forced to kneel on gravel until their knees were bleeding. I stopped this punishment whenever I observed it and brought it to the attention of [redacted]. Interviewee also observed an MI soldier choke and strike a prisoner in the presence of [redacted]. Finally stated, "I heard one of the navy dogs had bitten a prisoner that was flex-i-cuffed and not resisting."

 
 
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Interview with detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay. The detainee was not comfortable with a female translator and kept his head bowed during the interview. Detainee stated he was in good health and did not complain of mis-treatment. He discussed his previous statements, and and said if they are inconsistant it is because the earlier statements were taken when he was captured in Afghanistan and under duress. He then identified a scar he had on him as the result of a childhood illness, and not a mark of joining Jihad.

 
 
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This sworn statement is made by a Military Police 1LT (MP) assigned to Abu Ghraib prison from 18 Aug 2003 until 12 Mar 2004. The statement describes prison operations and the interaction between MPs and Military Intelligence Units (MI). The 1LT stated "We did not really get into specifics of MP interface with MI interrogation operations. For the most part MPs and MI kept apart, there was some sense among the e MPs that most of the MI folks were not pulling their fair share around the facility. I had Navy dog handlers attached to my unit, but they were used for MP operations not related to interrogations." He further stated that "I don’t know what they did, or about the use of dogs in interrogations. Other than what I reported to the Taguba Panel, I did not see or become aware of any abuse or humiliation of detainees I did not see or become aware of any unauthorized photographs of detainees."

 
 
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The document is a transcript of proceedings from the United States Senate's Committee on the Judiciary. The transcript is a record of FBI Director Robert Mueller's statement regarding FBI oversight, terrorism and other topics.

 
 
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Interviewee (position and date of assignment is unknown) identified [redacted] officials in photographs.

 
 
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Testimony of Mr. John Israel. Mr. Israel is a US Civilian Contract linguist/Interpreter hired by the Department of Defense through the Titan Corporation and assigned to the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade to assist in detainee interrogations at Abu Ghraib prison. He described the training and instructions for the assignment as “a little seminar of what's going on, what's going to happen, what's the limitations, what you're supposed to do, what not to do. If you see anything wrong, you're to report it immediately”. And he added “My job is just a translator, no more, no less”. Mr. Israel then described the routine for interviewing detainees and the limitations on his role in the matter. When asked if he heard any comments from any of the MPs or any of the interrogators or analysts regarding any rumors or direct information in regards to detainee abuses? His answer was “Honestly, no”. The interview continued with questions regarding detainee handling by MPs, but no abuse was witnessed opr suspected by Mr. Israel. The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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Testimony of Captain Michael A Mastrangelo, Commander, 310th Military Poice Company. Capt. Mastrangelo described his unit and how they were assigned to Iraq. He said “We were never in charge of any accountability while we there”. “I never had anything to do with the interrogations side of the house." He then spoke about the Abu Ghraib riot, "There was a riot in late November where my unit had to respond to. One of my soldiers killed an Iraqi rioter after expending his non-lethal rounds. There were a total of four rioters killed that day in order to calm the riot, but that was only after using up all the non-lethal rounds. There were a number of my soldiers injured that day. The riot was a Camp Ganci.” He concluded his testimony with “We were not involved in detainee accountability, and my primary mission was to fill in where personnel were needed”.

 
 
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Testimony of Command Sargent Major Pascual Cartagena, 800th Military Police Battalion. CMS Cartagena stated “I was an Individual Replacement [to the 800th MP Brigade] I was not associated with the 800th MP Brigade prior to this assignment I have not worked with any unit like the 800th MP Brigade, nor do I have any experience with Internment and Resettlement Operations. I was not given any specific guidance as to my responsibilities and duties from anyone in the 800th MP Brigade”. And continued on with “There are certain references, policies, to which the units most abide with. Some of those are the treatment of humans, human rights, Geneva Convention Codes, proper treatment of prisoners per the FM, and standard Army policy regulations, and Army values”. As for his duties once at the unit he said “I did not get out to the battalions as much as I wanted too. The S-3 was shorthanded. During the two month that I was the CSM, I visited the battalions at least once and some of them more than once”. In describing Gen. Karpinski the CMS said “I would describe General Karpinski's leadership style as direct. She is an authoritarian, not a passive leader. When issues are brought to her she is direct”. The CMS continued to describe the command structure of the Brigade and then the interview was concluded.

 
 
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The document is an affidavit of a redacted entity, regarding the transfers and interrogation of a detainee at the Al Asad Base.

 
 
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This statement of Major General Geoffrey D. Miller is a description of how he became aware of difficulties at Abu Ghraib prison and the measures and steps he took to address the matters as they presented to him. He described his discussions with Col. Pappas, Gen. Sanchez and Gen. Fast. He stated “We visited Abu Ghraib and conducted an assessment of the operations. I told LTG Sanchez once we completed the assessment of the operations that I was going to be blunt. Abu Ghraib was not working well.” He then stated “We were laying out the baseline we used at GTMO. I told them that the working dogs were used in GTMO help the with the custody and control issue and that it was very effective when you have a lot of detainees and few guards, the dogs help with reduce the risk of demonstrations.” But added “We have never used the dogs for Interrogations at GTMO, and I did not discuss this with them because I did not have this concept.” Finally he stated “As far as removal of clothing we had received authority to use the removal of clothing as technique for about a six-week period between Dec. 02 to Jan. 03 but that was never done at GTMO. I did not elect to use that technique.” That was rescinded [Very similar to ACLU-RDI 801]

 
 
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Sworn statement by a PFC who has guarded at Abu Ghraib prison. Discusses detention procedures, and states, "I've never known a detainee to be denied lunch. They generally have in their cell water and a little snack.... Usually they have a blanket.... Normally, when they are in their cells they have goggles on." States I've never been inside the room during an interrogation. I've heard yelling a few times before. That's about it, usually a few words. It did make me wonder sometimes. If I were to rate or compare this, I would say it was not bad as a Drill Sergeant ass chewing out a trainee. I saw one detainee return drenched in sweat, at could've it been nerves. He looked tired. I've never senor heard a detainee beat, kicked, or any other way abused by a guard or interrogator.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-four questions, given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. When asked to discuss their unit's policies on the humane treatment of detainees, the Non-commissioned Officer responded that there was very minimum mention of such policies.

 
 
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The document is an internal FBI detainee interrogation report. The report is almost entirely redacted, but pertains to the interrogation of Detainee 00269DP at Guantanamo Bay.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a Iraqi national who became a detainee at Abu Ghraib along with his sister and brother. He claims that his brother was with the Saddam regime and when he went to visit his sister in Iraq he was taken in to custody as a detainee and held for 30 days, and then to "the old [redacted] airport" for an additional 24 days. While in custody, the detainee states that "the Americans were very nice" but that he was beaten by two Iraqis until he was "bleeding from [his] nose, mouth and ears." He is specific in stating that at no time was he abused, nor did he witness abuse by U.S. forces. The Iraqis were abusive. Refers to two sisters and two brothers, and states, "One brother is dead." States, "I turned myself in because they told me they wanted to talk to me for ten minutes," and mentions being "hung up on a nail," "handcuffed," and "blindfolded." States, "I didn't have any food for two and a half days." Continues, "[Redacted] started beating me and said they were going to stick a bottle in me.... [Redacted stuck a stick of iron in my rectum." Detainee states that at Adhamiya, "[Redacted]... pulled the bottoms of my testicles with a pair of pliers.... I couldn't urinate because I was in pain."

 
 
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The sworn statements of a Sergeant First Class and a Captain discussing the capture of four Iraqi targets. At least one target shot at the U.S. soldiers when the soldiers raided their home.

 
 
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Heavily redacted sworn statement by a Navy SEAL discussing detainee handling. States that 12 was the highest number of detainees ever held at the facility at one time. States that no detainee stayed longer than 14 days. Page 2 is entirely redacted.

 
 
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Summary of FBI interview. Detainee talks about privilege/discipline at Guantanamo, "reward" system and classification of detainees based on behavior.ÿ Describes spending time in an isolation unit. NYPD Detective present during interview.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000665.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This summary of an interview completed by the U.S. Naval Criminal investigative Service with Guantanamo Bay detainee, Moazaam Begg, was released by the Department of Defense Office of the General Counsel; the DOD's release letter to the ACLU is included as the first page in the document. Begg, a United Kingdom citizen, alleges that he was physically abused and threatened with rendition, sexual assault and electrocution by Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel while detained in Afghanistan.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG on September 15, 2003. Interviewee provided a sworn statement in which he/she stated that at Camp Cropper, "it was well known that detainees who were brought into the facility complained of beatings from members of Seal team 5 and TF 20 personnel. Stated that a Syrian detainee named Hussein informed him/her that a MP pulled a 9mm pistol and put it to the detainee's head. Recalled recording possible abuse of another Syrian detainee who may have been hit by MPs, "cutting his ear to the extent that it required stitches." Recalled an incident where she heard a dog barking and walked into a cell to see a detainee in his underwear on a mattress on the floor with a dog standing over him. Noted seeing a barking dog in an interrogation cell and refers to this as a 'fear up' technique, and stated that a female colleague told the interviewee that she had stripped an uncooperative detainee and walked from the conex area to the Camp Vigilant area on a cold night of about 30 degrees. Also noted it was "common practice to use sleep deprivation and sleep management with the detainees. . . .It was also common that the detainees on MI hold in the hard site were initially kept naked and given clothing as an incentive to cooperate with us." Reported knowledge of incident in which interrogators made a female detainee remove her shirt. Added, "it was common knowledge that [redacted] used sleep deprivation and dogs while he was on his special projects, working directly for Col Pappas." Reported hearing dogs being used on detainees and MPs referring to "doggy dance" sessions. Also, described another incident in which two naked prisoners were made to crawl on the floor.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter: Sergeant; 320 MP Bn.

 
 
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The document is an affidavit of a New York Office FBI Special Agent, regarding his role in the interrogations of a redacted detainee. He asserts that he did not witness any abuse or mistreatment of the detainee.

 
 
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Interview of a Marine regarding the character of a former platoon member.

 
 
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Statement from a Military Intelligence officer about a detainee captured and interrogated at Camp Taji. He stated that the detainee he interviewed had no medical conditions that prevented him from being interviewed. The detainee admitted to attacks on coalition forces and named others also involved. The MI stated he did not see or observe any signs of abuse upon the detainee whatsoever.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Chaplain a number of questions regarding Detainee operations. Chaplain responded that he/she was not aware of detainee abuse. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Soldiers state that Rules of Engagement are "constantly changing"; no training on categories of detainees; no Iraqi-specific cultural training, only trained on the basics.

 
 
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Interviewee was a dog handler in AG with the 229 Military Police Company (length of assignment unknown). Interviewee's sworn statement consists of questions and answers regarding dog handling. Recalled being requested to the Hard Site in order to search for explosives. Stated that his/her dog entered the cell with a detainee in order to conduct a search for explosives. Stated his/her dog was not used to scare detainees.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel David Nahmias, regarding his knowledge about issues related to the treatment or interrogation of military detainees. He states that he regularly raised concerns about the Department of Defense's approach to interrogations, which was not the law enforcement/FBI approach.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Lieutenant Colonel thirty questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Andy Arena, regarding his responsibilities as Section Chief of International Terrorism Operations as well as three areas and issues related to detainees.

 
 
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This investigative report was generated by the Criminal Investigative Task Force (CITF) and the interview was conducted by the Air Force Office of Special Investigation (AFOSI). The detainee "was uncooperative and refused to answer question" but "He eventually said he would not talk because the detainees in Romeo block did not have long pants." The agent then notes that "Several attempts to gain cooperation were unsuccessful, and the interview was terminated."

 
 
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Testimony of Sergeant Major Mark Emerson, Operations Sergeant Major, 320th Military Police Battalion. Sergeant Major Mark Emerson was the Operations SGM for the 320th MP Battalion since 1999. He gave his impression of the Brigade’s operations and command culture once at Camp Bucca, Iraq. He said “Sir, I've never seen a Brigade operate like that in my life. It wasn't cohesive. It just seemed like a conglomeration of people doing what they wanted to do. It didn't seem like everyone in the traces were pulling the same way”. And on detainee abuse he said "I was made aware of the incidents of detainee abuse that resulted in the apprehension of some of the soldiers from the 372nd MP Company on, I think, Friday the 17th of January”. “I heard that our MPs were in fact doing things like escorting people with bags over their heads, doing the Sleep Deprivation Program. I went to the Battalion about it, and I did go to Major and he said, ‘This is just the way the program works.’ I don't know if there was anything in writing on it. Once the MI people took over, things just kind of developed along their line of thinking, especially in Camp Vigilant, and the hard site. The MI had control, including control of the guards”. He also stated that he heard that "a dog bit somebody". And he concluded by saying “Sir, they didn't break those rules, and treat prisoners inhumanely because of lack of knowledge. They did that out of their own choosing. It was their individual choice. They did have proper training and leadership”.

 
 
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This is the sworn statement of a soldier who was assigned as a detainee guard in Iraq. This guard stated that he remembered a detainee who was found dead at the facility and an accusation of the detainee being sodomized. The soldier stated that he never saw the detainee abused or heard of the detainee being abused. He does recall that the detainee was lying down and appeared to have urinated upon himself.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMap Facts Report" providing information on an interview with Chris Swecker. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all of his statements. He describes various detainee abuses and interrogation practices.

 
 
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Questionnaire entitled "Point of Capture- CDR 1SG/PL/PS." The questionnaire asks the First Lieutenant [name redacted] a total of 41 questions regarding training and his/her execution of that training. Questionnaire primarily focuses on detainee treatment. [Handwritten responses are illegible].

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The Chief Warrant Officer states that the Law of War training did not include in the training fore the treatment of Detainees. Soldiers observe and monitor each other to make sure rules of engagement are not violated and that he turns to chaplain for stress counseling. Mission: peace keeping, force protection, collect intelligence on the street and from arrested detainees.

 
 
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Testimony of Captain John Kaires, 310th Military Police Battalion. Capt. Kaires was asked about detainee accountability, escapes, the training for the combat support MP Companies and standards at Camp Bucca. No discussion of detainee abuse in this testimony.

 
 
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Unknown interviewee was assigned to AG to establish connectivity of computers. Recalled an incident where an MI explained to an interrogator that a detainee was unavailable for interrogation because he had been interrogated for 10 hrs, stripped naked, was wet and cold and thrown into the back of a truck. Recalled going to the Hard Site once and observing MPs yelling at detainees, making one guy say his name over and over again. Also heard two interrogators had gotten drunk and made a female detainee take off her shirt. Also heard dogs were used to scare detainees. Also heard of detainees being handcuffed in contorted positions. Additionally, the interviewee overheard "MPs were using detainees as practice dummies. They would hit the detainees as practice shots They would apply strikes to their necks. And knock them out. One detainee was so scared. The MPs held his head and told the detainee it would be all right and then they would do the same thing to the detainee. The detainee would plead for mercy. They all thought it was funny."

 
 
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Major General Geoffrey D. Miller's sworn statement. Stated that he was in D.C. briefing the Deputy Secretary of Defense in May 2003 when he met with MG Ron Burgess and spoke with him about Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF GTMO) assisting with intelligence, interrogation and detention in Iraq. After US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) issued a Fragmentary Order (FRAGO) to that effect, Miller and his team departed for Iraq. Noted that operations at JTF GTMO greatly differed from Combined Joint Task Force 7 (CJTF-7) operations as the latter were conducted under the provisions of Geneva Conventions 3 and 4. Noted, "The operations at JTFG GTMO conducted detention and interrogation of enemy combatants. JTF GTMO adhered to the provisions of the Geneva Conventions except where military necessity dictated as directed by the Nov 01 Presidential Directive." Recorded discussions with Fast, Sanchez and Pappas. Stated that he recommended written interrogation policies for CJTF-7 and that "we provide the [Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)] approved interrogation authorities from JTF GTMO to CJTF-7 legal staff." Added "we never used dogs for interrogations while I was in command of JTF GTMO," and that to the best of his knowledge JTF GTMO never utilized removal of clothing as an interrogation technique over the period (12 Dec 02 to 15 Jan 03) for which SECDEC had approved this technique for use.

 
 
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Summary of Interview of detainee detainee at Kandahar, Afghanistan. Detainee states he was once held in "Cuban Prision", presumably Guantanamo, but released in prisioner exchange.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Army Specialist assigned to Abu Ghraib prison identifies U.S. personnel in photos depicting alleged abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison November - December 2003.

 
 
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The interviewee is a Major who was initially assigned to Camp Bucca, but was transferred to AG around September 23-27, 2003, after Camp Bucca consolidated with AG. The Major recounted general observations; did not recall seeing detainees abused or humiliated.

 
 
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Interview of Second Lieutenant of the Military Intelligence Unit assigned to the 320th Military Police Battalion. This officer's duty is to brief the Battalion Commanders staff of any potential threats, both inside and outside the facility. The 2LT described his job and his chain of command. The 2LT then stated "I am aware, to some extent, of the allegations of detainee abuse. I heard that there were some soldiers, possibly in the 372nd MP Company, that were forcing detainees to do things of a lewd or sexual nature, while photographing or videotaping it", and added "I think there are just a couple sick soldiers out there, that made some very poor and stupid decisions, and now some people that had nothing to do with it have to pay for it". The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-three questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, given to a Captain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Memo discusses that [redacted] maintained old operations files/records that detail detainee movement within Tier 1.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. States that there is no normal plan for training new soldiers and that got just a "very basic" training. "Guys not mentally prepared." "Morale very low - took everything to keep soldiers focus - command climate was OK but didn't trust them."

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the First Lieutenant forty-six questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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Sworn statement by a CACI Contractor who was a Translator at Abu Ghraib Prison from December 8, 2003 through the making of this statement on June 15, 2004. He stated: "Detainees also talk about bad treatment from Iraqis and Coalition forces at the airport. Last week a detainee complained of being stepped on his chest at the airport. I don't know where the airport is. Detainees were brought from the airport in bad shape by I think 4ID, but I really don't know the name of the unit." There is a handwritten note on the bottom of the statement that says "The detainee who made the complaint about the treatment at the airport was not related to [redacted] in any way."

 
 
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Discusses detention and interview of detainee at Bagram, Afganistan [mostly redacted].

 
 
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Sworn Statement of a Sergeant First Class (E7) concerning detainee handling and treatment at Abu Ghraib prison from mid-December 2003 until late February 2004. The SFC was the a Liaison Officer and Platoon Sergeant in the 325th at Abu Ghraib prison. The SFC described structure at Abu Ghraib and general observations. He stated "During the Sep to Dec time frame when I made periodic visits I would see some of my former interrogators w o had mov o AG - none of them ever mentioned abuse or humiliation of detainees, unauthorized photos or videos, use of dogs or any questionable interrogation practices such as stripping detainees, use of sleep deprivation or stress positions. We had received training on the Geneva Convention and used to discuss it a lot while at Ft Du and Kuwait prior to deployment. I do not remember any specific training or orientation in Interrogation Rules of Engagement (IROEs), but during my time at B1AP there was a process of requesting authority througl• the chain of command for some interrogation practice."

 
 
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This document is mostly redacted. The synopsis states that it responds to the lead sent by Legat Riyadh to show photos of individuals involved in the RIYADHBOMB investigation to GTMO detainees.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to the Internal Reaction Force. Interviewee recalled an incident where a MI person yelled profanity at a detainee and punched the detainee in the back of the head with a closed fist, causing the detainee to fall forward. The MI soldier was joined by another soldier, both soldiers yelled at the detainee, pushed him down repeatedly, put an arm lock around the detainee's neck. The soldiers also struck the detainee in his mid-section and drug the detainee by the neck. [Interviewee described another incident, but it was unreadable]. From the questionnaire, it is stated that the detainee witnessed a Captain dragging a detainee with a sandbag covering his head and was naked. Detainee was also kicked, kicked with full force. Interviewee also described a third incident with a dog, that was allowed to scare a detainee. The interviewee stated that the MI person called the K-9 handler with the dog into the cell, the detainee was bound and could not move, the handler allowed the dog to come within inches of the detainee's face and at one point the dog bit the detainee's arm (later saw the detainee and noticed he was bitten multiple times).

 
 
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Interviewee (title and length of assignment unknown). Interviewee identified individual(s) in photo(s). [Names are redacted].

 
 
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Interviewee was a detainee at AG, was transferred there on December 27, 2003. Stated one interrogator cursed at him/her and threatened he would have the detainee stay at AG for the rest of his/her life. Also, the detainee stated that that officer transferred him/her to the hard site where he/she stayed "for 55 days" and no one came to see the detainee. The detainee also stated that before AG, at Ruthwania Palace, "for four days, I was not allowed to sleep. I was forced to kneel down on gravel and I had a bag over my head so I couldn't tell who was doing this."

 
 
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Telephone interview of [redacted] arrived in AG on October 20, 2003. Was made section leader of for the Force Protection Tiger Team. Recalled seeing detainees mopping the floors, saw civilian clothed men (told they were Iraqi Police) leading detainees, "[o]ne time... I noticed one detainee naked on a mattress. I do not know if he was chained. He was called the 'bottle boy' because he shoved a bottle up his ass." He did not recall dogs, but remembers them coming. Recalled on the night of the shooting hearing [redacted] brag about shooting the detainee. Heard from a detainee, through an interrogator, that the MPs cut hair without any remorse. Interviewee recalled one MP bragging about the "clippers running off." Once saw a detainee with a mohawk. Recalled a "CACI guy named [redacted] (an older guy). He was on my team. His interrogation techniques were very harsh. He once interrogated someone to the point of making them pee. It was and his analyst (came out laugh'about it. I addressed both of them.)."

 
 
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A soldier providing a statement on how detainees were treated and provided with the necessities of life while in detention. The soldier states that detainees were provided food and water three times a day; no one gained unaccompanied access to detainees; and interrogators where not seen abusing detainees.

 
 
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Sworn statement by an Iraqi detainee, referring to abuse of the detainee and her brothers and sister at Adamiya. States, "I saw an Iraqi put a bottle in my brother's rectum. There were Iraqi people doing it and Americans watching. There were six or seven other men waiting, bent over with their pants down." She was then interrogated. "The American asked me a question and I tried no answer, he slapped me once on the right and once on the left... I was at Adhamiya for seven days. Later, I saw them pull my brother's body in front of my sister. His pants were halfway down and his shirt open... he was breathing very slow. Two hours later they came and took out his body. That was the last I ever saw of him." Continues, "We were taken to an Iraqi police academy, occupied by Americans, for five days. We weren't allowed to sleep, because they played loud music, and I was handcuffed behind my back the entire time.... I was told at the academy that my brother died".

 
 
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Summarized witness statement of Sargent stationed at Guantanamo from August 2002 to February 2003. She was an interrogator with the Gulf States Team. The Sargent states that she may have touched a detainee or put my hand close to a detainee's face so the detainee had to acknowledge my existence, but never in a forceful or sexual manner. I would get close to a detainee to ensure he was paying attention to me and make sure that he was focused on the interrogation and stated “I would yell at detainee's occasionally to emphasis a point”. And that she would use music to soothe the detainee's, but that the music was “Arabic, not heavy metal, rap or anything like that”. She denies knowing about sleep deprivation being used.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Contains handwritten note on page seven (7).

 
 
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Navy Chief Petty Officer, Gunners Mate, discusses in-processing and handling of detainees. States that taped up goggles are put on detainees. Other units use hoods. States, "I've never seen anybody get kicked, punched, or sexually abused. Guys that go in for interrogation have never come out with signs of any unusual discomfort." Further states, "We can only follow instructions given to us. At one point the interrogators said they wanted the detainees to have 24 hours of no sleep. At that time I called the CG and have the JAG come down here, and have them rewrite the orders, because it was against the S.O.P. I'm not going to violate the S.O.P."

 
 
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The document includes portions of the transcript from the SASC hearing with Generals Craddock, Schmidt, and Furlow, regarding allegations of the abusive treatment of detainees and the Department of Defense's role in investigating such claims.

 
 
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Statement of a US Army major. Contains summaries of interviews with two detainees. First detainee, who was arrested on December 24, 2003, reported that he was "beaten ... and punched, ... hung by a nail from the wall with his hands bound behind his back." Detainee further stated that "interrogators grabbed his testicle with a plier, causing localized pain and bloody discharge," and that he was "sodomized with a metal 'penis' ... and he has had very painful defecations ever since." The statement reports that a medical examination found "ligature scars on his wrists consistent with his history" and "changes consistent with an anal fissure. Second detainee stated he was "beaten ... on the bottoms of his feet and burned with lit cigarettes.... He was also beaten on the left forearm and punched in the right eye and left ear. He also reports that they attempted to sodomize him." Last 4 pages of the document are redacted.

 
 
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Questionnaire entitled "Point of Capture- CDR 1SG/PL/PS." The questionnaire asks [name redacted] a total of 41 questions regarding training and his/her execution of that training. Questionnaire primarily focuses on detainee treatment. [Handwritten responses are illegible].

 
 
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Sworn statement by a screener at Abu Ghraib prison regarding two (2) Iraqi women and their two (2) brothers detained at Abu Ghraib prison in January 2004. States, "One [brother] said he was raped with a bottle, and they mentioned another brother that was supposedly beat to death.... In my opinion [redacted] came in emotionally and physically abused ... they came from the palace." Continues, "I saw detainees with bruises, black eyes, blood in the eyes, beaten, physical abuse." The screener then states "It is to the point now that when we MI hold someone they all say they've been tortured, it's ridiculous...Over the course of my time [as a screener at Abu Ghraib prison] I have seen maybe ten (10) detainees come inhere physically abused...and I've screened hundreds of detainees. The only trend associated with that abuse would be with SF [Special Forces] detainees."

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG in mid-October 2003 as a member of the Fusion Analysis Cell; interviewee had Top Secret Clearances. Recalled an incident occurring in the hard site, where the MPs had two detainees in the middle of the cell, naked, with a bag over their heads, standing on MRE boxes and their hands spread out, holding a bottle in each hand. The MPs explained that this was normal. Interviewee recalled seeing dogs being used. Recalled an instance where two detainees were in the back of a humvee while a dog handler sat across from them with his/her dogs. Recalled being told by two analysts of an incident where the analysts witnessed [redacted] throwing a nerf football at several detainees; the detainees were naked on the floor. Another incident the interviewee learned of was "when a detainee wanted to smoke[,] [t]he MPs let him smoke but they made him smoke the entire pack within 30 minutes while he did PT [physical training]."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Sergeant (E7) who arrived at Abu Ghraib prison around October 18-20, 2003 until February 10, 2004, The SGT stated that he had a series of duty assignments. He stated "hese duty assignments were to screening, document exploitation, detainee transfer, tiger team and detainee assessment board. 'have no first hand knowledge nor have I heard about any instances of detainee abuse or humiliation, any instance of detainees having to wear women's underwear or clothing, or use of dogs. While assigned to AG I did not sec or become aware of any unauthorized photos, film clips or videos of detainees. While assigned to docex I routinely handled authorized photographs of detainees and other types of photographs that were seized by maneuver elements during combat operations. If I had observed or become aware of any unauthorized activities I would have reported them to my first line supervisor. CID or the JAG."

 
 
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This is the sworn statement of a civilian contractor with the Titan Corp. assigned to Abu Ghraib prison as an interrogator. He states he arrived at Abu Ghraib on October 24 or 25, 2003 and stayed until February 2004. He recalled hearing dogs, but did not observe them being used during interrogations. He did not observe incident of abuse, nudity or see any detainees wearing women's underwear. Did hear of the use of sleep deprivation (1 hour of sleep in a 24 hour period) Records hearing of "sleep management where in a detainee would only be allowed an hour or so sleep in a 24 hour period."

 
 
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Transcript of the testimony of Donald Rumsfeld, Gen. Richard Myers (chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), Les Brownlee (acting sec. of the Army), Gen. Peter Shoomaker (Army Chief of Staff), and Lt. Gen. Lance Smith (U.S. Central Command dep. commander) in regard to the Abu Ghraib scandal, the Taguba report, and other military investigations in response to allegations of prisoner abuse.

 
 
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Documents detainee interview at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Sergeant First Class forty one questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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Detainee describes Qala-i-Jangi prison uprising outside Mazar-e-Sharif, Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2001. Detainee states he was shot, but does not state by whom.

 
 
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Interview with White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, including a discussion of Pakistan and the Daniel Pearl kidnapping.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Statement of Sergeant - Guard at the 2-3 FA Detainee Facility Dec. 2003 - Jan. 2004. Contains questions and answers regarding the locations of interrogations and interrogation practices. Respondent states that detainees were removed from the holding facility for interrogation or tactical questioning "all the time," and that interrogations were conducted "in the interpreters' tent or in the large detainee cell." Asks question, "Were detainees ever removed by personnel from ODA 523 and later returned?" Same question is asked in Formica Annexes 100 - 104 (ACLU-RDI 2589-2593), but the name of the unit is redacted in the others. Most answer that the unit would take detainees for questioning for 15 to 45 minutes. Respondent states, "There was one guy who was bruised up but I don't know if he came in that way."

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from the end of August/first of September 2003 and remained there until March 1, 2004. Noted that there was an excel spreadsheet kept on sleep management and deprivation techniques requested or approved. Recalled hearing about detainee made to walk around naked. Also, recalled that there was general talk of detainees having to wear women's underwear. Also, recalled hearing of prostitution and alcohol abuse.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire given to soldier including a series of questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The soldier that soldiers did not receive training on the Rules of Interaction and that there was no safety program used at the internment facilities. With regards to detainee abuse, Official described an incident where a detainee was placed on the ground and punched in the face. The incident was not reported up the chain of command. Official wrote that the incident "could have been prevented." [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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Summary of Interview of detainee detainee at Kandahar, Afghanistan. Detainee states he was once held in "Cuban Prision", presumably Guantanamo, but released in prisioner exchange

 
 
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Statement is by an interrogator with the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion, The interrogator states "I have witnessed numerous problems with detainees dropped off. Their paperwork is cryptic in as much as they rarely put the detainee's name on it?” He mentions an incident in which soldiers insisted on letting two Iraqi non-interrogators participate in an interrogation, and when they were left alone with the detainee; there was shouting from the room within 10 seconds.

 
 
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This document is a statement signed by an FBI Special Agent in the presence of a Supervisory Special Agent. The agent recounts their assignment by the Defense Humint Services Headquarters to lead a Humint Augmentation Team in support of a special mission unit task force in Baghdad. The statement focuses on a secret, overcapacity Temporary Screening Facility not registered with the International Red Cross in accordance with the Geneva Conventions. The facility was made of two sections: Motel 6, which was used to punish uncooperative detainees by confining them in cramped quarters, and Hotel California, which provided the basic accommodations required by the Geneva Conventions. During the agent's assignment they witnessed several detainee abuses, including: sleep and food/water deprivation, water interrogation, sexual harassment, and more. The agent made attempts to report these abuses, all of which were not welcomed. The first report caused him to be banned from the premises by a Sergeant Major, and a later report was "discouraged." Document name: DOJOIG001545.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a Major, who discusses detainee operations. States, "ICDC [Iraqi Civilian Defense Corps] interview techniques were a little rougher than ours and there was a guy that got slapped, so the commander decided not to leave ICDC alone with detainees." With regard to use of dogs, states, "I would never let a dog near ... a detainee, but ... a dog barking 50 feet away ... personally I don't see a problem with it." In relation to minimum meals, states, "Water, three bottles a day, as far as food, something to keep them alive." When talking about securing a detainee by a handcuff chained to the floor: "Considering the people we're dealing with, and that I'm just holding them for a short period of time, I don't have any problems with it. Looking back I think securing someone with a chain for 17 days is too long."

 
 
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Statements of Army officials with the 588th Engineer Battalion discussing the capture of an Iraqi target and his two sons. The target was suspected of among other offenses, selling stolen weapons. The Captain stated that after their capture, the three detainees were treated for minor injuries.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived at AG on October 15, 2003 as a screener. Interviewee stated that he/she was unaware of detainee abuse.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Staff sergeant says that the Rules of Engagement when interrogating a detainee say one "can't hit them or [illegible], dependent on the personality." States that being loud was allowed, "pride and ego down" was not.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG around October 26, 2003 as an intelligence analyst.Interviewee recalled that " The closes[t] thing to detainee abuse I observed was making the detainees do PT." Interviewee stated, "[w]e requested the use of dogs for one of our interrogations and even though it was approved, we did not use the dog because our focus had changed. I did hear that the dog had bitten the Iranian detainee when the Iranian moved toward the dog (this was hearsay)." Also stated, "[t]here was one individual...who wore women's underwear. This individual was the Iranian detainee. This detainee was very rude toward women... he threatened to rape me."

 
 
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Medical Officer Questionnaire. Questionnaire asked the First Lieutenant/Captain thirty-two questions regarding available medical supplies, state of medical facilities and the treatment of detainees. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn statement taken on June 20, 2004 in Iraq. The interviewee described General Ricardo Sanchez's frustration regarding detainee operations and other issues about treatment of detainees.

 
 
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